REPORT FROM THE ICSB PRESIDENT: A New Dawn for MSMEs & Startups
July, Monday 27, 2020
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.
Things can change quickly in life. The security of one moment can quickly become impermanent before we have a chance to realize it. This is certainly the case with the crisis that has resulted from the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Millions of people globally have been infected, and thousands have already died from the outbreak. The general public is advised to remain socially distant from one another and to regularly wash their hands. The global economy has gone into freefall, a recession, if not a depression, now seems likely. Panic buying in the shops is common practice. No one knows what tomorrow holds.
What seemed certain only a couple of weeks ago, no longer does. People are worried about the most basic things in life; putting food on the table, keeping a roof over their heads, being able to see friends and family members. People are fearful about losing their jobs, adverse effects on businesses, not to mention becoming sick due to the virus. They want to know that they and their loved ones will be safe. This is before we mention the looming emergency facing healthcare providers globally. It is imperative that we salute the brave and heroic acts of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, hospital cleaners, and many others who are putting themselves in the frontline to serve the public and the common good (Read more…).