Destea hosts indaba to assist entrepreneurs

MEC of Destea, Thabo Meeko. PHOTO: GYPSEENIA LION

The Free State MEC for Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Destea), Thabo Meeko, will host a SMME indaba for over 300 entrepreneurs on 21 May 2024 at the Claredon Hall.

The department aims to discuss interventions that will take place between private and public sector in order to assist entrepreneurs facing serious challenges in their various fields.

“The said session serves as a commitment driven by DESTEA, public entities, and development financial institutions to help young entrepreneurs with necessary business skills, which include crafting business plans, marketing, and access to local and global markets,” said Destea spokesperson, Mojalefa Mphapang.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are the driving force of job creation. It is for this reason that our key priorities are to back entrepreneurs and small businesses to create an enabling environment and make it easier to do business in the Free State,” said Meeko.

Various public entities, including the Free State Gambling Liquor and Tourism Authority (FSGLTA), Free State Development Cooperation (FDC), and Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP- SEZ) will be present.

Compiled by Abigail Visagie