by Mirriam Chabala on 15 Jun 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 15 Jun 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 14 Jun 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 14 Jun 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 10 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 5 Jun 2019
by Stuart Lisulo on 14 Jun 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 13 Jun 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 13 Jun 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 13 Jun 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 17 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 16 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 14 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 13 Jun 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 15 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 13 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 12 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 11 Jun 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 7 Jun 2019by Mukosha Funga on 30 May 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 23 May 2019by Sampa Kabwela on 18 May 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Chibamba Kanyama on 11 Jun 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 28 May 2019by Guest Digger on 22 May 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 21 May 2019
Men shouldn’t be shy to trade on markets – Solwezi entrepreneurBy Claver Mutinta on 23 Jan 2019
A Solwezi-based entrepreneur says people, especially men, who avoid engaging in jobs they considered ‘dirty’ risk not achieving anything in life because that is where the money is.
Rodgers Mwewa said everyone had equal opportunities to do any business of their choice, including trading at markets, and it was up to individuals to take up the challenge and make a difference.
Speaking during a mentorship visit by a delegation of business development consultants in Solwezi, sponsored by Kansanshi Mining Plc, Mwewa noted that a change of mind-set was needed for people to seek fresh opportunities.
“My advice to friends who are too shy to do business is that they shouldn’t be shy because they will not do anything in life. I’ve never seen where it is written that women are the only ones who should trade at markets. My old friends can also have time to do business there,” Mwewa said.
Mwewa, the only man in a section of women traders at Kyawama market, said he took trading seriously because it was worthwhile.
He noted that working among women was not an obstacle, but the practice made him admirable for his hard work.
“This business gives me the kind of profit, which will take me somewhere. I can’t feel shy, because when women see me selling, they admire me. They say: ‘this is a good man without shyness; selling beans and caterpillars.’ If I feel shy, I’ll end up doing other things that will lead me astray. It’s better that I am trading and making money,” Mwewa narrated.
He said with knowledge gained from business workshops he would, in the next few years, open a wholesale shop alongside a retail shop.
And Fortune World Investments Chairman Andrew Kafuta said Mwewa’s mind-set was right for an entrepreneur; and encouraged him to register his business.
He said formalised business attracts more business opportunities from established institutions, which enable quicker business growth.
“Don’t fear the taxes, ZRA will not take money more than what is desired by the law, but you’ll have more horizon to cover, more leeway to do business with pleasure. I recommend that you follow all the laid down procedures then you’ll not be pushed around. Registration will give you more initiatives to widen the scope of business,” advised Kafuta.
– Story courtesy of SUMA SYSTEMS.Related Items
- PF eager to grab Katuba, as UPND vows to retain seat
- Go ahead, close FIC and steal in peace...
- Sampa’s ex-wife wants court to compel LCC to pay her K7,000 out of his earnings
- Shut up Katele, you escaped corruption charges, went to hide in a laptop - Kambwili
- UNZALARU rejects plan to confer Lungu with good governance Doctorate
Subscribe for email alerts
ArchivesJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend