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OVER 2,000 entrepreneurs in Solwezi were last year trained in basic business development techniques through a radio platform hosted by Kansanshi Mining Plc and Fortune World Investments. The workshops, which were also run on social media, under the theme ‘Changing the Business Mindset’, were sponsored by Kansanshi Mining but conducted by a consultancy firm, Fortune World Investments. Radio was deemed as a medium last year to beat coronavirus. In a statement issued on Friday, Kansanshi Mining stated that it is committed to enhancing small businesses’ capacity to participate in the country’s economic growth. It stated that the mining firm’s business development training programme has trained over 2,000 small business owners in basic business development techniques as part of its Kansanshi Foundation’s community sustainability programme. “The training aims to build employment capacity, enhance business growth and sustainability independent of mining activities as well as help formalise participants’ businesses. “Other objectives include enhancing small and medium enterprises (SME) participation in key sector value chains, which is critical to building economically independent communities in rural areas,” it stated. Kansanshi Foundation manager Bruce Lewis said…


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