The Game Plan TV Show Announces K250, 000 Prize Winner

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Today, after months of attending workshops and preparing their pitches, Nyamuka Zambia has announced its winner on the Game Plan TV Show hosted and moderated by Miyanda Katiwa, CEO and Founder of the Prosoft Group of Companies. The show has aired on ZNBC and Nyamuka’s social media channels.
Canaan Banda walked away with a whooping K250,000. The top prize winners was chosen out of an initial 593 competitive entrepreneurs eager to win the top prize as investment capital for their business idea.
In second place, receiving a prize of K200, 000 was Stephen Mvula; the K175, 000 third prize went to Daisy Diagamo; fourth place was Mumba Mumba with K150,000; the K125,000 fifth prize went to Thandiwe Ngulube and the remaining 5 finalists Moses Chulu, Kayimbo Katengo, Namoonga Shikapande, Nkole Mwansa and Priscola Siabasimbi received K75, 000 each. For the first time, the Good Nutrition Prize of K85,000 from the SUN Business Network was won by one of the Nyamuka semi-finalists Michelle Chimuka.
Judges on the Game Plan TV show included Benjamin Katubiya CEO BUK Holdings, Jo Pope, Life Coach and Investor and Francis Musonda, Head Public Sector Banking, show veterans Charles Carey, CEO Cavmont Bank and Regina Mulenga, Retail & Business Banking Director, Barclays Bank. All had a hand in choosing the final winner.
An awards ceremony was held to celebrate all 2017 Nyamuka Zambia winners. The Guest of Honour for the award ceremony was the Honourable Minister Sylvia Chalikosa, Office of the Vice President who expressed government’s full support for programmes such as Nyamuka Zambia.
The Nyamuka Zambia Business Plan Competition aims to transform Zambia’s entrepreneurial landscape by inspiring ambitious businessmen and women to raise their game and take their ideas to the next level, in the process creating employment and driving the economy forward.
Namaya Mbikusita-Lewanika, the Business Plan Competition Manager, for Nyamuka Zambia said “Congratulations on your well-deserved win. I hope you use your winnings to turn your idea into a successful long term business that we can all be proud of in the future. Remember to be bold and to continue to preserve as you work towards achieving your business dreams.”
Mizinga Melu – Barclays Bank Zambia Managing Director said “All 10 finalists have done a tremendous job and all of you are talented. I am very optimistic for future of our country. I hope you use the capital you have won wisely. Barclays Bank Zambia has been a big supporter of Nyamuka Zambia since 2016 and I am proud of how well it has turned out.”
Finally, the team leader of PEP Zambia James Blewett said “I want to encourage all the winners to make the most of this opportunity. Don’t let it stop here. Nyamuka is an amazing programme that has helped motivate the growing community of entrepreneurs who will eventually create multiple jobs for Zambians and boost the economy. PEPZ is many business development and linkages programmes you can benefit from as you grow your businesses. We are here for you, keep working with us!”
The main sponsors of the Nyamuka Business Plan Competition and the Game Plan the TV Show are Barclays Bank Zambia Ltd (anchor sponsor), ZANACO, SUN Business Network and Cavmont Bank.