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Ecobank Zambia has partnered with Millennium Television to support (SMEs) in a Television Competition show

Ecobank Zambia has partnered with Millennium Television in supporting Small Medium Enterprises Development (SMEs) in a Television Competition show, that will give an opportunity to SMEs acquire knowledge and skills in running their business successfully.

Acting Managing Director Mr. Misheck Mkoweza disclosed this at signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Millennium Television for the SME Competition TV show at Raddison Blu today.

Mr. Mkokweza says the partnership with MTV is an opportunity for the SMES to pitch business ideas before a panel of judges, who will then vote for the best business idea that has all the elements that funders look for.

He stated that the winner will part away with Fifty Thousand Kwacha (50,000.00) with the runners up winning various awards which will include mentorship programmes.

Mr. Mkokweza further said Ecobank has a number of initiatives meant to support the SMES to ensure they are competitive. He highlighted some of the initiatives as being the Ecobank eCommerce solution which facilitates the delivery of a dedicated and unique online store enabling SME customers to expand their access to markets by selling their products and service online.

He also added that the Ecobank Single Market Trade Hub which is now live and encompasses a one-stop information repository about the AfCFTA, provides SMEs with insights about the continent-wide Free Trade Agreement.

Meanwhile Millennium Television Executive Director Patricia Chibiliti has commended the Bank for this initiative to support entrepreneurs. Ms. Chibiliti says this support will unlock Zambia’s significant economic potential and create vibrate business environment.

And Minister of Small Medium Enterprise Development Elias Mubanga says SMES are the backbone of the country economic development. Speaking when he officiated at the signing of the Memorandum of understanding between Ecobank Zambia and Millennium Television for the SME Competition Show. Mubanga says it is government’s vision to see the SME sector grow and contribute positively to economic development in the country.

Mr. Mubanga says the MOU signed by Ecobank Zambia and Millennium Television is a good move in encouraging SMEs across the country. He has since challenged the SME to take advantage of the TV programme to grow the industry by acquiring knowledge and skills to run their business sector. He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise Director Kennedy Mumba.

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