MINISTER of Commerce, Trade and Industry Chipoka Mulenga says he is optimistic that in the coming years, Zambia will have a pool of entrepreneurs with good investments and sustainable livelihoods. The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) recently revealed that it had exceeded its annual registration target of 28,620 by registering over 36,000 businesses in the three quarters of 2022. In an interview, Mulenga expressed excitement about the development, saying it showed that people were no longer depending on hand-outs. “So we are very excited about it, we want to see many Zambians being entrepreneurs as opposed to people that queue up and ask for money. Zambians will be working for themselves and I can assure you when you have…...

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