60 SMEs benefit from training programme

Mr LukmanOver 60 local small scale businesses have benefited from a specialised training under the “Kaizen” Project.

The project introduced into the country in 2012 by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), with support from the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), is aimed at reviving small industries or businesses by putting them on a sound footing.

The three-year project which is a Japanese training philosophy and methodology of work, seeks to ensure continuous improvement of quality and productivity with minimum investment.

Speaking to the Times in an interview, the Executive Director of NBSSI, Mr. Lukman Abdul-Rahim said the Business Advisory Centres of the NBSSI with the support of Japanese experts from JICA, carried out comprehensive business analysis to diagnose and recommend solutions to address problems confronting SMEs.

He said most of the businesses which hitherto were struggling to break-even, have now significantly improved upon the standard of their products at a lesser cost.

By Daniel Amoo


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