The program is expected to be implemented within the space of five (5) years from 2020 to 2025 reaching out to the total of over 10,500 Beneficiaries in three (3) categories, Shareholders, Workers and dependants
1. 500 shareholders
2. 1, 000 Employees
3. 9, 000 dependents from the workers and shareholders approximately each housing six (6) dependants
Various activities will be done to realize this concept with a holistic approach focused on Job creation, Poverty alleviation and micro industrialization of communities. The project will run in the space of 5 years with the following activities
- Training and Capacity Building of cooperatives
- Initiating and adoption of cooperatives business projects
- Promoting participation in cooperative shareholding
- Sourcing funds for cooperative business projects
- Monitoring of business implementation
- Skills training for cooperative workers
- Establishing at cooperative trust schools
- Establishing at cooperative health posts
- Establishing a Cooperative farm College and Skills centre
- Establishing local factories and manufacturing projects
About our vision
Vision 2025, is a Ward Development Program, which saves as a blue print to the vision of Zambia in poverty alleviation and Job creation. The concept is focused on creating 1, 500 decent Jobs, 5 Farms, 5 Factories, 1 Cooperative Schools and 1 Cooperative clinics or health centers through building the capacity of cooperatives to become established business entities that can contribute to national economy and GDP. The success of this concept will be to see to it that over 10, 500 people are able to afford basic needs and decent accommodation in Wards. This will only be realized if we can encourage share holding in these cooperative companies and trainings.
The concept development process has been under taken in close consultation with stake holders in both private and public individual and institutions. The various stakeholders consulted in the formation of this concept include SME practitioners and associations, Cooperative societies, ministry of Commerce and industry, youth organizations, churches, venders to mention but a few to collect relevant information and data that has shaped this concept Ideas.
Information and data has also been sought from Secondary sources like the internet, the thesis by Tulipo Mwenifumbo PhD on the Philosophy of African Development, published reports and SME profile documents. Using these sources, various documentation tools such as tables have been used to provide key financial information and figures have been provided to highlight the size of investment required to implement the numerous business ideas and their profitability based on simple analysis of the revenue that can be generated less the investment costs recoverable over the business project’s lifetime and the annual costs of operation if the business idea is to be implemented.