Why Choose Us

BEDCO was established by the Government of Lesotho to grow domestic entrepreneurs, following a realisation that a weak private sector is a major setback to job creation. The Government then was driven by the quest for private sector development to ensure that Lesotho’s job creation and the resultant economic development is driven mainly by a strong private sector. This is a trend everywhere else as the realisation of the private sector is fast gaining momentum. This has resulted in creation of independent ministries of small business development

Intent is to ensure that the private sector, particularly the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) get their deserved recognition in as far as policies, laws and also budgets are concerned. Lesotho has not been spared from this development as it created the Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing in 2015. This was to cater for the historically abandoned sector, that of MSMEs. 

MSMEs play a major role in the economic development of every country as an engine for economic development. BEDCO’s niche is in MSME development through interventions such as business training, business coaching, business advisory, business entrepreneurship and business counseling.