Smart 24 Television– a leading business broadcaster and MTN Uganda have today partnered to launch a training program aimed at equipping SMEs with knowledge and techniques on business survival and continuity amidst and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will benefit 600 SMEs in six districts of Uganda namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja and Lira selected on the basis of economic sector, turnover, number of employees and the threat arising out of the pandemic on the business survival and continuity.

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Prior to the training, a needs assessment will be conducted for each participating SME to tailor elements of the training to the participants and will cover topics of digitization, effective people management, leadership and strategic thinking, financial management, fraud prevention and cyber security.

The programme will run for a period of 3 months, kick starting on 1 November with participating SMEs required to attend the training for a minimum of three days a month, upon which a certificate will be awarded on successful completion of all the modules.