The Business District Service (BDS) in Rubavu has urged the Private Sector Federation (PSF) to intervene with a much more financial support if it is to realise the intended goals of the projects.
The BDS project under the PSF was created to advise and teach the businesses community the basic expertise on how to run their businesses successfully in regard to taxes, marketing, competitiveness and developing business plans among other services.
With effect from last year, PSF changed the strategy whereby BDS centres were being supervises by mangers hired and on the federation’s payroll.
“Today BDS managers are hired as consultants who offer services to the clients and raise money to carry out BDS activities which is not enough,” said Damien Bazimaziki, a BDS consultant in Rubavu.
Bazimaziki stressed that the federation does not necessarily have to fully fund the BDS centres but at least should give them an average support.
“When PSF changed the strategy, some BDS managers resigned their jobs and opted to look for better jobs,” added Bazimaziki.
However, with limited resources, the Rubavu BDS this year targets to continue with encouraging people to create their own jobs, study tours to neighbouring countries to share business experience and network as well as continue with advocacy and promotion of competitiveness.
“From our past experience we hope to achieve our goals although we don’t have many resources and given the dynamism of the business environment,” said Bazimaziki