Traders at the Glenview 8 furniture complex have called on relevant authorities to help them construct proper storage facilities for their wares as property worth thousands of dollars risk being lost this rainy season.

The importance of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is well recognised worldwide due to its significant contribution to gratifying various socio-economic objectives such as higher growth of employment, promotion of exports and nurturing entrepreneurship.

Access to finance has been identified as a key element for SMEs to succeed in their drive to build a productive capacity as well as contribute to poverty alleviation in developing countries.

The SMEs sector is the largest employer in the country but it faces challenges due to its informal nature and lack of financial inclusion.