Thursday, May 23, 2019

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SME in Action

The SME towards ZimAsset


Minister monitoring SMEs

The Minister pays visits to SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises (Welcome)

The Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development (SMECD) comprises  five (5) divisions stationed at Head Office. The Ministry operations are multisectoral and decentralized to ten (10) administrative Provinces and sixty(60) Districts Offices.

Introduction by the SME(front)



To stimulate economic growth, create wealth and employment opportunities and promote sustainable environmental conservation practices among MSMEs and Cooperatives, thereby reducing poverty.


To be the “nerve’ centre for sustainable, inclusive socio-economic empowerment, growth and development of MSMEs and Cooperatives in Zimbabwe.


To create and maintain an enabling environment that promotes the development and sustainable growth of micro, small and medium enterprises and cooperatives.


The Inauguration of the President E.D Mnangagwa

Special Visit to SMEs

Vedio of the week text

...CODEPA Conference Address by the Minister... Read the Speech by the Minister

Support handicrafts: African Governments Urged

The handcraft sector has appealed for support from government to enable the sector to positively contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

On the Coordination Committee for Development of African Handicraft (CODEPA) Conference, Mr Sié Théophile SIB, who is the secretary general, said it is imperative that handcrafting be prioritized as it brings about economic development.

He said most of the challenges faced by handicrafters are a result of lack of financing and poor institutions by responsible governments and there is need to harness the development of handcrafting through holding training workshops.

“The problems faced by those in the sector emanate from lack of financial support, poor institutions for crafting, uneven trade promotion policies and this hampers the development of the sector,

“Governments should see to it that these issues are addressed and it is one of our aims as CODEPA to foster for development of handcrafting in Africa,” he said.

Théophile added that although there was great development of handcrafting in Western Africa, the same priority needs to be extended to all African countries.

Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Small to Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives Development, Noveti Muponora, applauded the meeting for providing a conducive environment for the handcraft industry to decide on improving their growing businesses.


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