(Times of Zambia) SMALL and Medium Enterprise Development Minister Elias Mubanga has pledged support to TotalEnergies as the Government under the Hakainde Hichilema administration champions this economy into private sector driven.
Mr Mubanga says Government will give TotalEnergies the much needed support the company requires.
He was speaking during the TotalEnergies young graduates celebrations in Lusaka on Wednesday evening.
“This event is one such example that shows that the private sector is really working to supplement Government efforts. There is no doubt that a project like this contributes to Zambia’s overall economic well-being which the Government supports. We can only succeed if the private sector is supported.” Mr Mubanga said.
Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary, Himba Cheelo said the Government would continue to provide a suitable environment aimed at spurring growth and attract the much needed investment in the energy sector, as energy remained fundamental to overall growth of the economy and job creation.
Company Managing Director Caroline Royer said it was the company’s desire to support and empower young Zambians who proved to be faithful, loyal and honest in the discharge of their duties.
“TotalEnergies Zambia having 41 young dealers and operating 61 service stations, is currently top of the Southern region in supporting this initiative that is changing lives,” Ms Royer said.
And TotalEnergies Executive Vice President, Southern Africa Marriam Kane-Garcia said maintaining long term employability was key in maintaining the company’s growth and through that programme, service stations were being run with great knowledge, a loyal team and outstanding management skills.
“Being a responsible energy company also means contributing to the well being of those who live on our planet. That ambition applies first and foremost to our employees who include those who operate in our service station, whose skills and commitments are primary factors driving our long term performance,” Ms Garcia said.
TotalEnergies Young Dealership programme is a unique and commendable initiative pioneered and designed by the multinational company and implemented in 2004.
The program is a visible business and operational trademark of the company, a lasting testimony to the foresight and long term vision of several generations of TotalEnergies service station manager.