(Zanis) Small and Medium Enterprise Development Minister, ELIAS MUBANGA says government is keen to ensure the growth of small medium enterprises across the country.

Mr. MUBANGA observes that empowering small and medium sized enterprises across all economic sectors is the core business of his ministry.

He says small and medium enterprises have the potential to translate economic growth into actual improvement in people’s livelihoods if well nurtured.

Mr. MUBANGA was speaking in Lusaka today when he officiated at the Ross Breeders-Zambia raffle prize giving ceremony.

He said the poultry industry is a critical sector of the national economy and provides significant income generating activities for the Zambian people.

And Ross Breeders General Manager, STEPHEN KYRIAZIS explained that his company provides processed chickens, stock feed and day-old chicks to small scale farmers across the country in order to promote their businesses.

Mr. KYRIAZIS said his company has over 25 percent of contracts of small scale poultry farmers that supply chickens into Ross Breeders abattoir.

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