Commerce Trade and Industry Minister, Christopher Yaluma
Commerce Trade and Industry Minister, Christopher Yaluma at World Economic Forum workshop in Sandton South Africa

Commerce Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma says over 27, 000 jobs were created in 2018 across the country. Mr. Yaluma said the 27, 000 jobs were created through the Small and Medium Enterprise. He observed that the use of cooperatives and Clusters is yielding positive results for Zambia.

Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum workshop in Sandton South Africa, Mr. Yaluma said the SMEs sector in Zambia is contributing positively to the Economy due to the high number of jobs it is creating.

He expressed happiness with the trade and Industry reforms that government has implemented and noted that Zambia is now able to Manufacture goods for exports particularly agro process products.

Mr. Yaluma said the revised policy on industrialization has enabled Zambia to add Value on its raw Materials.

He however bemoaned lack of adequate support for the SMES from Commercial Banks in the country hence the need for other players to come on board to increase funding for the SMES sector.

This is contained in a statement issued to the Media by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Surely Ho. Minister you can do better. We have over 2 million unemployed youths and your are happy with the quoted number.

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    • some stories comes out of South Africa is worse than PF secretariat. Davies Mwila wrote different figures in his 7UPND achievements.

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    • One Vision-less man stood up and proclaimed: “I’ll create 2-Million Jobs” as PF00Ls chanted in jubilation.

      2 weeks later he stood up and proclaimed “I’ll create another 500,000 Jobs.

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    • Maloza

      At that time Lungu heard Zambia breweries were increasing barley production to increase beer production by 500,000 bottles and thought that was jobs being created……that is where he got the 500, 000 number…

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  2. Obviously so, look at the expanded market places and the number of street vendors has grown too.. No politician mentions number of jobs lost, particularly tax paying jobs.

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  3. How do you create jobs? I know of a senior executive who has not paid his house boy for two months.
    He drives an expensive Toyota. Watch this space. ULULE.

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  4. Ate these the jobs created when you gave the youth black mountain and the employment of cadres in PFoools police, stup!dity in PF is at alarming levels, these morons are really dull than I thought.

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  5. Civil Service jobs are now the preserve of those connected to PF, even senior human resource managers don’t know how teachers, nurses, policemen and women, etc are recruited. Zambia is now the motherland of PF cadres alone. Scream ECL2021 to get a job

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  6. Yaluma is one dull fooool when you look at his CV you would shocked to hear what comes out of his mouth….really laughable..he observed that the use of cooperatives and Clusters is yielding positive results for Zambia so now this is classified as job creation.

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  7. Hon minister is right. You may not see these jobs because they are deserved for PF cadres

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  8. Why do Zambian Ministers count street vending as a creation of jobs? They should say we have put 27000 more people on the streets selling everything that is in stores but in the open air and dust. That is not job creation or small business. Bushe kanshi chinshi chashupapo kuli iyi nkanda? Maybe the brain looks like the skin too.

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