Zimbabwe’s SECURICO Wins 2011 Africa Award For Entrepreneurship
The company led by the pioneering Ms Divine Ndhlukula, beat of stiff competition to come up tops. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe, SECURICO provides guarding services and electronic security solutions, and is the first security company in Zimbabwe to be ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certified. SECURICO has more than 3,400 employees, 900 of which are women, making it the largest employer of women in the private sector. The company exemplifies the vital role played by entrepreneurs in creating economic growth, prosperity, and realising opportunity in Africa.
3,300 businesses from 48 African countries had submitted entrie into the competition and it is a proud moment for Zimbabwe that our own SECURICO came up tops.
Said Ms Ndhlukula
It is such an honour for me to be recognised by the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship and included in sucha a talented, dynamic group of entrepreneurs. I hope that my story of creating SECURICO, and those of my fellow finalists, will help to inspire other African entrepreneurs to seek opportunity, embrace risk and above all, believe in themselves.