SMME Pitso to debut in Francistown

Moatshe awarding Matlhogonolo Gaotshabelwe a certificate after she has completed the liquid detergent-making training in Francistown PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
Moatshe awarding Matlhogonolo Gaotshabelwe a certificate after she has completed the liquid detergent-making training in Francistown PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

FRANCISTOWN: Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) chief executive officer, Racious Moatshe says the parastatal will for the first time move out of the capital to Francistown for its 10th Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) Pitso and Fair.

The eagerly awaited three-day event is scheduled to run from March 27 to 30, 2019 at the Francistown Industrial Business Incubator under the theme ‘Empowering SMMEs in Pursuit of Business Development and Economic Diversification’.

Addressing graduates of liquid detergents-making programme on Monday, Moatshe said SMMEs were critical in the economy, hence the need to spread the efforts to develop them throughout the country. “SMMEs are the journey of growth for every economy because they create jobs, which is why for the first time ever, we are going to host the SMME Pitso and Fair in the second city,” he said. 

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