Umvoti Youth in Business Forum

2016-10-05 06:00

UMVOTI Youth In Business Forum hosted funding representations from various government agencies - the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), Ithala Bank and Department of Economic Development (EDTEA) in a meeting on 16 Septemebr.

These agencies advised young business owners about various ways and methods they can use and apply to get funding and business support.
The forum intends to serve as a hub to connect local business with these agencies and can provide the necessary contact details for those who require them.

According to chairperson Dumi Mdluli, the meeting also served as a platform to reintroduce the Youth In Business Forum structure to the public and to clarify the key objectives.

Umvoti Mayor, Thami Ngubane, a keynote speaker said the main focus of government is on business transformation and the economic empowerment of young people, who constitute approximately 70% of unemployed statistics in our country.

The mayor also pledged his support for the forum and advised­ that the forum must strive to act as a vehicle and a mouthpiece for the youth-owned businesses of Umvoti.

The forum thanks NYDA, Seda, Ithala Bank, EDTEA, the mayor, acting municipal manager, CFO and the Led office of the Umvoti Municipality.

For further information relating to the forum, contact projectsrepublic@gmail. com or Mr Khetha Maphanga on 072 756 4151.

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