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Courtesy call of SDGCA to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commence, Trade and Industry (MCTI) in Zambia

From Left to right-Mr. Paul Lupunga (Director of Planning and information,MCTI); Mr. Mushuma Mulega (Permanent Secretary, MCTI); Dr. Elias T. Ayuk ((Director, The SDGC/A Sub-Regional Center for Southern Africa) and Yigrem Kassa (Advisor on Development Financing, SDGC/A).

On September 15th, The SDGC/A staff paid a courtesy call to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commence, Trade and Industry (MCTI) in Zambia. This is in line with the ongoing partnership between both institutions and in anticipation of signing an MoU between MCTI and The SDGC/A.

The main objective of the MoU is to facilitate collaboration on key matters related to private sector development that can best contribute to the achievement of Zambia’s Vision 2030, the 7th National Development Plan and the SDGs in Zambia. More specifically the collaboration will focus on sharing best practices and provision of technical support that will strengthen the efforts of MCTI in selected areas of the current policy reforms including strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), cooperative movement, national economic empowerment as well as local content policies, strategies and legislation. SDGC/A has already started providing advisory and quality assurance services on the MSMEs Development Policy and Cooperative Societies Bill, 2020.  SDGC/A is conducting a scoping mission to interact with relevant key government ministries, agencies and other key stakeholders.




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