Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SME Minister, Elias Mubanga in Riyadh for the 2022 Global Entrepreneurship Congress


Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Elias Mubanga is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia attending the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2022.

In a press statement issued to the media yesterday the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Yvonne Mpundu said the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) is being held in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).

Ms Mpundu said the congress participants will discuss economic challenges the global entrepreneurial environment is facing, exchange experiences, seize investment opportunities and extract the lessons learned from challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Permanent Secretary added that the Congress aims at establishing a sustainable and resilient unified global entrepreneurial environment for Zambia, Saudi-Arabia And Globe at large.

“While at the Riyadh 2022 Congress, the Minister is expected to join over forty (40) other Cabinet Ministers from across the globe to discuss the current global dynamics that SMEs face and how to exploit the potentials that the international markets present,” She said.

She noted that Zambia is expected to participate on various platforms and meetings aimed at discussing resource attraction for Zambia, strengthening the ecosystems and investment in the Zambian SMEs among other important topics scheduled, during the congress.

She stated that Zambia stands to benefit from the Congress through information exchange, possible signing of MoUs on development and growth of SMEs.

“In addition the Zambian delegation will gain experience on how SMEs across the global survive under tough conditions brought about by climate change, COVID-19 pandemic, socio-economic and political dynamics affecting the global economy,” she explained.

The 2022 Riyadh Congress is being held under a theme “Reboot, Rethink, Regenerate” the Global Entrepreneurship Congress is expected be a gathering for investors, policymakers and community leaders and will run from March 27 to March, 30, 2022.


  1. What a waste of money. That’s a minister plus a PS plus some minions, all flying business class, five days in a five star hotel, that’s easily $100k out of the window. For a totally useless congress. Delivering NOTHING.

  2. I have never heard that this Minister has met local Chambers of Commerce nor representatives of SMEs, so whom has he gone to represent? Shouldn’t these Ministers concentrate their efforts at sorting out local challenges before they go to international forums? Kabuswe left the Black Mountain simmering and went to some nondescript South African company called Jubilee without any known mining experience to invite them to help him set up mining ventures in Zambia. This is what ba chimbwi no plan look like. UPND kuwayawayafye

  3. Both of the PF cadres above: we dont really care abt your opinions anymore as everyone here now is able to differentaite a comment form a PF cadre and an ordinary Zambian. BUt most of the commentors are PF cadres,its in public domain, this cadreism includes he owners of Lusaka Times who were on Emmanuel Mwamba’s Payroll to support the PF propaganda of misinformation. So we ve been following you

  4. # We are used to UPND insults. They’ve been insulting on their forums for a long time now. The PF used to call us as bitter UPND cadres. They are on this forum and we see their comments. It’s easy to tell who’s bitter between us and them. The UPND will also be humbled one day and that day maybe be soon.

  5. Hooo yaa there is that SME ministry too!!
    Ok now these are the ministries we want to see HH visit, and not waste time in ministry of Honey Bee.


  7. Iwe chi stinky troll Kaizar Zero you mean you didn’t notice Edgar Lungu wasting taxpayers money during his wasteful tenure? Iwe uli hypocrite .


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