AMI’s April Entrepreneur of the Month
28th April 2021
Meet David Okello Kiro, our AMI Entrepreneur of the month.
David is the Owner & Founder of Great Africa Tours Ltd, a tour and travel company in Uganda.
Listen to how David has been able to leverage the different skills and tools in the Survive to Thrive Business Growth Programme to build and expand a resilient business during an economic slowdown following a global pandemic.
Customer service is the manager’s responsibility
I heard of a rural hospital that closed its doors to visitors on Freedom Day. A public holiday affords workers a rare opportunity to visit their loved ones during the week. In this case a man travelled overnight to see his father, only to be turned away: “It’s a public holiday; we’re closed.”
Viva the little people who create jobs and serve their communities
Dunvegan, a suburb east of Johannesburg, is bisected by a road with two large traffic circles. The circles feature attractive, well-designed and lovingly maintained gardens. That is both welcome and surprising, as the local government is not particularly known for its public gardens.
Turning chronic problems into acute challenges we can solve
Two years ago I wrote in this column that the entrepreneurial priority then was to save as many livelihoods as we could. “Many small businesses and gig workers face ruin in the coming weeks, with economic damage rivalling health threats; so our response should be as urgent as for the health threat.”