Swaziland's King Mswati III has urged local entrepreneurs to take advantage of the available information and communication technology development initiatives within the country for better competitiveness, improved standards and overall business efficiency. Speaking at the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards presentation ceremony, he said that government had made major strides in the promotion of e-commerce and added:
"We shall soon join the worldwide information superhighway in the form of broadband to enable Swaziland to take its rightful place in the globalised economic activities. Whilst exposing the business people to global trends and best practice, the awards also foster more understanding of government procurement systems to as to encourage more small and medium enterprises participation in the country's tendering system".This, the King said, will enable the country to continue with its efforts to attract quality foreign direct investment that would create strong linkages with locals in terms of knowledge and skills transfer.
[source: Swazi Observer].