A 37-year old Lilongwe man, Asma Mponda, who is hitting it big in the hairdressing business has challenged young people in the country to embrace entrepreneurship, arguing this is not an age where one must waste time hunting for white collar jobs.
Mponda, owner of Mponda Salons, told Nyasa Times that there are many opportunities that can be explored in the business world which can reduce unemployment rates in the country.
“Almost everyone has attained some education in this age, and it is therefore a waste of time to be hunting for office jobs. There is a lot that our young people can do without necessary waiting to be employed,” said Mponda who plies his trade in Area 18B in capital.
He said his own journey was a testimony that it is possible to start something and hit it big.
“I was a mere a shopkeeper in 2002, working for someone. But my passion for hair grew since the next shop was a salon. I got interest to learn the trade and fortunately enough the girls who worked in the salon were kind enough to teach me how it went. The rest is history,” said Mponda.
According to him, since the establishment of Mponda Salon in 2009, he has been able to construct his own house and owns a fleet of cars.
“I’ve plans to open a school where I will teach young people the hairdressing business and three other branches within Lilongwe in 2017,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :