Mtengowakumunda Enterprises, wamkaka bread porridge flour processing company Chief Executive Officer, Sylvester Chabuka has inspired youth in the country to go for entrepreneurship and avoid over-dependance on formal employment.
Chabuka was speaking at crossroads hotel in Lilongwe where he was guesting young Enteprenuers Initiative event under the theme‘ future innovators are today‘.
Speaking on the event as a guest of honour, Chabuka said, the youth should now refrain from relying on formal employment and start thinkinghard of how they can venture themselves into businesses as formal employment is gradualbecoming competitive.
” In the past, it was well for many to go for education since formal employment was there.Nowadays things have changed, formal employment is hard to access due to overpopulation“, said Chabuka.
“As young people living in a job scarcity world,we should now try to think hard of how we can generate money on our own without being employed at any institution. We should always bearenterprenuership skills in our mind and stop relyingon formal employment. Not all of us were made to be employed, some are here to employ“, he added.
Chabuka started his enterprenuership career a wayback when he was in primary school. He had that goal of becoming an entreprenuer owning a company in future.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, publichealth at Central Christian University ( CCU) in 2015, Chabuka still didn’t let his goal of becoming an entreprenuer die. He started formal employment as a Lecturer in public health at the school and beside thinking of ways of how he could start acompany.
” based on my performance, I started job at Central Christian University as a junior lecturer in public health but this never stopped me thinking ways of how I could start a business and be an employer of someone. With the little I was getting from my work, I started saving and then in 2018 it’s when I started my own company where I had to bring a brand product called Wamkaka Porridge flour“, said Chabuka.
So far Chabuka’s Wamkaka porridge from his Mtengowakumunda Enterprises has reached out almost half of malawi’s population with it’s available buying outlets in the cities of Zomba, Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.