Graduation Ceremony for Participants of Strategic Management Business and Private Sector Growth Strategy Programs (allAfrica.com)

The graduation ceremony for the participants of the Strategic Management Business and Private Sector Growth Strategy Programs was held on Feb. 9 in the presence of the Industry and Trade Minister Ernesto Tonela, Ambassador of Sweden in Mozambique Irina Schoulgin Nyoni and Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) Vice President Rui Monteiro.
These programs, designed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) via the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International) and Jarskog Konsult, aim to contribute to the development of a vibrant and sustainable private sector while strengthening collaboration between the public and private sectors to improve the functioning of markets and achieve better integration in world trade.
Last year’s graduates from the public sector attended, including: the Institute for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade – Department Made in Mozambique, the National Fund for Energy. From the private sector, the following groups were represented: Agro-Serviços, Corporate Gifts and Elim Serviços. GAPI came from the public-private sector. Graduates identified the main challenges faced by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs): poor access to information, limited training and a lack of access to finance.
They decided to create a platform where MSMEs will have access to information and opportunities to enhance their business. To realise the project, an Association for the Development of MSMEs is being created.
Industry and Trade Minister Tonela expressed his satisfaction with the initiative and CTA Vice President Monteiro concluded that “[the CTA, a] strategic partner of the government in public-private dialogue for over 18 years, greatly appreciates these programs in addition to contributing to the development of a dynamic and sustainable private sector. We are also looking to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors to improve the functioning of markets and integration in world trade.”
On Feb. 10, new candidates were selected to participate in future programs. Further information is available on: www.privatesectordevelopment.se
Source: Business