MINISTER of Small and Medium Enterprises Elias Mubanga says the country has seen a surge in SMEs as evidenced by the number of individuals visiting his ministry to obtain recommendations to access financing. And Mubanga says he will flag off the marketeer empowerment loans under CEEC this Thursday. In an interview, Mubanga said his ministry had witnessed an increased number of individuals seeking recommendations to access funds like the Zanaco $50 million package for SMEs, among others. “People have been coming here, coming to the ministry and we have been recommending them to get into the partnership and arrangement maybe with these financial institutions. At one point we had signed a $20 million fund for SMEs through Absa, again there…...

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