Saturday, April 13, 2024

FDH Bank Founder Encourages Graduates to Embrace Entrepreneurship

Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira, the founder of FDH Holdings Limited, yesterday encouraged the 759 University of Livingstonia (Unilia) students who received degrees and diplomas in various faculties during the 17th Congregation Graduation ceremony to explore entrepreneurship as a means of making significant contributions to the socio-economic development of the country. The event in Mzuzu was held under the theme ‘Fulfilling the Vision of Dr. Robert Laws: Catalyzing Meaningful Development Through Education.’

As the guest of honor, the prominent business figure emphasized that graduates bear a responsibility to address societal needs through entrepreneurship. He also stressed the importance of maintaining integrity and avoiding corrupt practices when pursuing opportunities.

“Take me as an example. I am the first Malawian to own a bank and I achieved this because of the vision I had which I relentlessly pursued. With employment opportunities getting limited, it is better to go into entrepreneurship,” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira then applauded the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia for proving to the country that entrepreneurship was possible.

In her remarks, Vice Chairperson of Unilia Council, Temwani Simwaka said the university being ranked as the best private university in the country, was proof that the government of Malawi has certified the programs which are offered at the university.

“This development means that the Government of Malawi has certified that our students are fit to graduate and apply their skills in any part of the world. These achievements would not have happened without the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, Management and Staff of the university as well as stakeholders,” said Simwaka.

Deputy General Secretary for CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, Isaiah Mhone said the synod believes that besides offering spiritual support to people, it is also paramount to also offer people’s additional needs such as education.

One of the graduates who was awarded Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering, Patrick Paul Byamasu said he was prepared to apply the knowledge which he acquired from the university for the benefit of the country.


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