Swaziland: Small And Medium a Recipe for Big Hopes, by James Hall

Thursday, May 5, 2005

For a country struggling with a stubborn unemployment rate of over 40 percent, the development of small and medium-sized enterprises seems a welcome solution to joblessness.
So, it comes as no surprise that Swaziland’s minister of enterprise and employment, Lutfo Dlamini, is an enthusiastic proponent of these businesses – commonly referred to as SMEs.
“Small and medium enterprises represent a grass-roots solution to the economic downturn. They are good for poverty alleviation and local empowerment: they create jobs,” he says.
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Source: Inter Press Service