The development of small businesses is accepted worldwide as the backbone of global economic growth while simultaneously creating jobs.

If given the mandate to govern, the UDM will:

  • Introduce training programmes for aspirant and existing entrepreneurs to encourage people to start their own businesses and to improve the competitiveness of existing ones.
  • Identify and remove obstacles that inhibit small business development.
  • Ensure access to capital, for example via development banks, which assist sector specific entrepreneurs.
  • Facilitate access to new markets for entrepreneurs to sell their services and/or products.
  • Provide tax incentives for businesses to create jobs; specifically in labour intensive industries.
  • Empower and create opportunities for unemployed graduates in beneficiation programmes.