The Small Enterprises Development Company (SEDCO) thanks to Swazi MTN’s contribution to the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the past 20 years.
SEDCO Managing Director Dorrington Matiwane said over the years, MTN has been and continues to be, a dependable partner in the promotion of entrepreneurship to enhance job creation and poverty alleviation.
“We congratulate the leadership and staff of the company for achieving such a milestone and we further wish them greater success in future,” he said. Last year, Swazi MTN and SEDCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable SMEs to have access to MTN Business solution packages and scale up their competitiveness.
One of the areas of cooperation between Swazi MTN and SEDCO include export promotion. Both parties also agreed to provide information on opportunities for Joint Venture partnerships between their clients.
“We also agreed to collaborate on legislative and policy reforms affecting our clients, by inviting each other in forums that address legislative and policy reforms. We also work with each other on appropriate operational training and technical assistance to enterprises which are our clients,” said Matiwane.
The parties also cooperate on information sharing, research and work together to undertake demand-driven research and analysis in areas like market surveys on regional and international markets for those involved in mutual business relationships.
Last year, MTN also pumped E60 000 to the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (EYA). Matiwane said this contributed immensely towards the success of the event.