The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) is refurbishing the Masaku Juakali worksite as part of the Micro Small Enterprises (MSEs) worksite development to promote industrial activity in constituencies. The site which houses over 1000 MSEs, has benefited from being a common user facility constructed by the Authority to become an innovative workspace complete with machinery and an exhibition for the MSEs to display and sell their products.
The Authority is providing common user facilities and equipment that will help to boost production, quality and efficiency in the sector amidst the current challenges brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Juakali sector has a key role in the Big 4 Agenda Manufacturing pillar which envisages to provide employment and household livelihoods through numerous entrepreneurial activities especially in manufacturing, trade and services subsectors.
MSEA is working with other stakeholders in the public and private sector to provide innovative solutions that will unlock liquidity and provide working capital to cushion and revive the sector even as the pandemic evolves.
The Authority is deploying innovative approaches to ensure that MSEs have decent workspaces and equipment for production of standard and structured goods for local and international markets. In addition to the MSE worksites, MSEA has also refurbished and equipped 120 CIDCs (Constituency Industrial Development Centers) countrywide with a further 58 centers planned for this financial year.