Mai-Ndombe, August 17th, 2022 (CPA).- Nearly 115 participants, including 38 women from Nioki, in the province of Mai-Ndombe, recently took part in the seminar on restitution, involvement and ownership of the development program of the 145 territories, launched by the Head of State, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi with a view to improving the living conditions and frameworks of rural populations, indicates a press release from this structure sent to the CPA on Tuesday.
According to the source, thanks to the financial support of the « Friends of Serge Bokuma Onsiti (ASBO) » Foundation, one of the objectives of the seminar was to teach the population of Mai-Ndombe sufficient knowledge on self- support by appropriate mechanisms of income-generating activities by young entrepreneurs and members of civil society in Nioki.
The provincial chaplain of the Young Catholic Entrepreneurs and the International Movement of Catholic Students (MIEC Pax Romana) of Mai-Ndombe, Father Steve Mpia Bayangela, in his homily took the opportunity to pay tribute to the president of the ASBO , Serge Bokuma for his actions which contribute in any way to the resolution of various social problems of the populations of this province.
To this end, he commended his commitment to promoting entrepreneurship, which is a solid basis for the development of a country through the creation of micro, medium and small enterprises.
For his part, the President of the Association of Young Catholic Entrepreneurs of Congo (AJECC), Mr Delor Mpongo placed particular emphasis on the empowerment of young people and the possibility for entrepreneurs to access financing which gives them the the creation of a micro-enterprise or the realization of their business projects.
He also insisted on the equality between men and women which must be respected in entrepreneurship.
Denouncing in turn, the discrimination that women face in accessing resources and opportunities for entrepreneurship, Mrs. Floxine Bonkuti, returned to the promotion of female entrepreneurship apart from practical training focused on « the business plan » to equip participants on the basic notions in terms of developing a real business plan, which was dispensed and sanctioned by the awarding of patents.
This activity, it is recalled, was marked by the participation of both politico-administrative and local authorities as well as those of civil society, opinion leaders and representatives of churches and associations.