Sowa YDF beneficiaries abandon businesses

Oliphant Mfa
Oliphant Mfa

FRANCISTOWN: The mayor of Sowa Town, Oliphant Mfa has expressed concern about a sizeable number of youth in the township  and surrounding areas who have abandoned their businesses soon after benefitting from the government’s Youth Development Fund (YDF).

Mfa pointed out that it is a concern for the youth to abandon such businesses as the move works against government’s efforts to empower them (youth). Mfa noted that authorities in the town are aware that some youth businesses are struggling but said that instead of abandoning them, the youth should approach various stakeholders to come help them up with remedial measures to keep the businesses going. 

In his address at the ordinary full council on Monday, Mfa also raised worries about some businesses that are doing fairly well but are showing little commitment towards repayment of their loans.

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