”DO YOU WANT TO BE A SPECTATOR OR PARTICIPANT IN YOUR COUNTRY’S ECONOMY?” ASKS MONICA KATEBE MUSONDA
What has your contribution been in your immediate community or locality talk more of your country? Are you happy being a spectator, watching things happen without you participating? Do you still think you are not smart or intelligent enough to create impact or value in the world? Do you feel outrun by the competition in that area of business you wish to establish even before getting started?
Monica Katebe Musonda left her comfortable life in Nigeria, working for the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote to return to her home country Zambia to begin a business. In the course of her job with Dangote, he asked her, “Where are the Zambian Banks & Factories?” This inspired her to break out of her comfort zone and delve into a future filled with uncertainties. Despite the challenges, she faced in trying to get her company, Java Foods, to have a strong foothold in Zambia, she pushed on, with her first product, “eeZee Instant Noodles”, until it became Zambia’s leading instant noodle brand today.
Monica poses us with the question, “Do you want to be a spectator or participant in your country?”
PHOTO CREDIT: Zambia Business Times