MUSANGA LOGISTICS is an on-demand delivery app transforming the way goods are transported in Zambia. It connects retail stores with local couriers, enabling anyone to deliver anything at any time.
Tell us about yourself and your business.
Njavwa is a young business executive focused on changing the African narrative. Njavwa believes in the Africapitalism economic philosophy that states that the African private sector has the power to transform the continent through long-term investments, creating both economic prosperity and social wealth.
He is the CEO of Musanga Logistics a company that is powering last mile delivery like never before. Musanga was founded in 2016 and is on a mission to transform the way millions across the African continent move products.
How much did you need to start your business and how were you able to raise that capital?
We started Musanga with no money and I recall making deliveries by foot until we had a breakthrough, my cousin lent me his bicycle so I started cycling to make deliveries and we have been growing from there.
What are some of the challenges you face in your business and how do you overcome those challenges?
Limited Access to data is a challenge in many African countries and this makes planning very difficult. We strive to collect, analyze and utilize as much data as we can to help us understand customer behavior more.
Tell us about your happiest day as an entrepreneur.
This is a hard one because I love going to work and I am happy most of the days. But if I were to pin point anything it’s being selected to join the Tony Elumelu program. It changed my personal purpose, it made me believe that an African, raised and educated in Africa can build a pan African business and then invest in the future of Africa.
What about your saddest day as an entrepreneur?
Another tough question, because as an entrepreneur I expect challenges and so when they come I am not particularly surprised so I sadly cannot point to my saddest day right now.
Where do you see Musanga Logistics 5 years from now and what steps are you taking today to reach that objective?
Musanga sees itself becoming a central part of how Africans do business.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to start a business or invest in Africa?
I do not know what the right advice to give entrepreneurs is but I believe Africa has it’s own challenges with infrastructure, capital and human capital. The ROCE in Africa is much higher than other countries but it requires that we shouldn’t be lazy. Learning how to navigate that is your job as an entrepreneur we should not say ‘it’s hard to work with because others have worked with Africans and made billions.
How is your business participating to the development of Africa?
Logistics is the back bone of trade and we hope to make intra-African trade Hassle free.
What do you want to be remember for?
I hope I am remembered as one of the Africans who worked extremely hard to win the war on poverty.
My advice to fellow entrepreneurs is that Whatever your dreams are, dream even bigger, whatever your aspirations are high aspire for even more.