Steel gate vending booms

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BUUMBA CHIMBULI writes

@SunZambian

PRODUCTION and selling of steel gates has become brisk for some Kalingalinga residents who are reportedly making millions from it.

Charles Muyunda, one of the traders, said he had managed to buy a farm from the profits he made from selling steel gates.

Mr Muyunda told the Sun in an interview said he had been in the business for 20 years and had managed to educate his children and support his extended family from the gate business.

He was exploring ways of expanding his business to other areas and help create jobs for the youth. Mr Miranda currently employs more than 10 youths.

“This business is tough sometimes but it pays when you have patience. We have different designs and sizes of gates which sold at an average price of K4, 000 each,” he said.

Mr Muyunda urged young men in the area to take advantage of any business opportunities around them and earn a living.

He advised the young men and women not to wait for Government to empower them as it was not possible for the State to give each and every citizen a job.

“I have never been to school but here I am eating and living a decent life by making and selling steel gates. Yes it is not easy but possible. You just create a chain of customers and be patient,” he said.

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