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Malawian young entrepreneurs return from China

Written by  Mary Makhiringa

Lilongwe, May 30: 25 Malawian young entrepreneurs from across the country on Monday returned home from China where they went to learn various entrepreneurial skills.

Speaking on arrival at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), one of the participants at the seminar Deliwe Makata said they have learnt a number of things in China specifically the promotion of competition in business.

“In China, competition is a driving force for excellence in entrepreneurship. This is a business ethic Malawians have to embrace. Very often, we take competition as a threat to our businesses than an opportunity for growth,” Makata said.

She said the seminar was inspiring and has empowered her with capacity in job creation which she said is critical in addressing increasing levels of youth unemployment in the country.

“Malawi has a huge potential in the youth and they should be given the platform to display their skills,” Makata said.

Presidential advisor on youth affairs Songazaudzu Sajeni accompanied the youths to China.

Sajeni said the country is looking forward to tap from the knowledge and skills the young entrepreneurs have acquired in China.

He added that the hardworking spirit that the youths witnessed in China should be embraced and demonstrated here at home if Malawi is to develop.

The theme for the three-week seminar was “Youth employment and development.”

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