…Government has a bigger role to play
orrington Matiwane has stated that the Swazi nation needs its government to take a leading role on how it can identify its strength in a bid to forge its path on that.
He said the issue of Asians is not only unique to the country and because Swazis know their strength there is need to limit them in retail to concentrate where they are good at. Matiwane said government has a bigger role in kick-starting major development and enterprise programmes to sharpen the skills of Swazis to own the economic development of the country. He further said a national approach can be helpful as a certain part of the retail industry can be specifically for indigenous Swazis. He said the approach is being done through the Swaziland Citizen Empowerment Bill that is being readied for Parliament.
The SEDCO management also disclosed that the company is working with enactors on the Graduate Enterprise Programme that focuses on the tertiary, college graduates who are unemployed in turning their skills they possess into formation of companies that can create employment for them and other people. Themba Dlamini further disclosed that they also exposed them to unmatched opportunities through their incubation programme. SEDCO Strategy Manager Themba Dlamini further said they are also cooperating with Enectors and Junior Achievement programme program as they are also engaged by the organised initiatives. “We know they do the social enterprise that we are looking at the linkages to ensure the programme can continue to blossom even after the students completes their project but they must consider it as a viable business not a project,” he added