Every year, Forbes releases a list of influencers that are making a difference in the world of business. This year, a Zambian made it into the Forbes list of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 35. Join us in congratulating Mutoba Ngoma (Don’t miss the video clip at the end of this post) – like him, tag him and let him know how proud we are of him… Keep the flag flying high brother!
After studying aeronautical engineering in the United Kingdom, Ngoma, the 31 year-old Zambian entrepreneur returned home to seek his fortune in the renewable energy business. He started Tapera Bio Industries Limited in 2009, a business which is focused on the production and promotion of biodiesel fuel and derivatives of vegetable oils. The company also processes vegetable oils into natural soaps, washing paste and organic shampoo.
Below is a video clip from BBC News titled “The entrepreneurs innovating against the odds in Zambia” in which they profile his business and how he, along with another Zambian Monica Musonda, Chief Executive of Java Foods are making things happen in a tough economic climate.
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