Makonda advocates business advisory services for SMEs

12Mar 2016
Beatrice Philemon
The Guardian
Makonda advocates business advisory services for SMEs

KINONDONI District Commissioner Paul Makonda has ordered business and trade officers in the district to ensure they provide advisory services to small and medium entrepreneurs to improve their output.

Paul Makonda

Speaking with leaders of various entrepreneurs in the district, Makonda ordered business officers to change their working style by spending time in the field instead of sitting in offices waiting to issue business licences.

“You should work on establishing a special desk that will provide business advisory services to SMEs to enable them improve their businesses and thus become potential and sustainable taxpayers,” he said.

On the other hand, he called on the Business Registration and Licensing Agency (Brela) to team up with district councils in order to establish a data base of surviving businesses.

He said lack of business management skills was a major huddle to most small firms.
“You should not focus on asking them to register their companies, business registration and other issues. The focus should be sustainability of their businesses,” he said.

He said new ideas depended on what you see in your mind and the ability to utilize them, urging SMEs to use available funds from commercial banks to realize their innovative ideas and thus increase their production output.

Top Stories