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THE UPDATED MSME & ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY (2018)


The MSME sector is supported by the Updated MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy (2018). On July 3, 2018, the updated MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy was tabled in the Houses of Parliament as a White Paper.

The policy present the goals that will support the MSME sector throughout the entrepreneurship process.

The goals of the policy are:

  • An enabling business environment that results in growing levels of formality in the economy;

  • The availability of innovative and inclusive financial systems that are appropriate, affordable and accessible throughout the MSME business lifecycle;

  • Timely, relevant and measureable business development and capacity building services that are available to the MSME sector island wide;

  • A culture of entrepreneurship and Innovation that promotes creativity, research and development in business operations and throughout the education system;

  • The seamless integration of cross cutting issues in the sector are weaved seamlessly into major programmes to ensure inclusive growth.

The Updated MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy will serve as a roadmap for the implementation of key activities in the MSME sector.

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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