Youth Defy Heavy Rains for Mahama Job Summit
Heavy down pour in the late hours of Friday was nothing to deter thousands of students among other youth and some elderly persons from being part of the President Mahama Job Creation Summit.
The event was held at the Eusbett Hotel International Conference Centre (EHICC), Sunyani.
The summit which is an initiative of the president and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) is a platform to showcase efforts being made by government to ensure that all levels of Ghanaians are gainfully employed or own their businesses.
Addressing the huge audience, the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah who has also won the admiration of the students as a motivational speaker and inspirer took them through what he described as a three pronged strategy to entrepreneurial development.
The Chief of Staff mentioned that the driving force for the success of an entrepreneur is the ability to develop a strong will power for success in the wake of hardship.
“It is equally important to be prudent with the use of finances and other resources your business depends on,” he noted.
He also stressed the importance of good interpersonal relationships with clients and ability to keep with timelines with clients among other expected qualities as key ingredients for successful business operations.
Speaking on government policies to grow local businesses from 2017, Deputy Minister of Communication, Ato Sarpong was happy that government economic management team had put in place a number of interventions to protect as well as grow new and existing businesses.
The Deputy Minister identified these as Modernization of Agriculture, (Green Revolution), ICT development, Infrastructure development, Advancement of Small Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) agenda, revamping of Industrial sector and creation of a conducive national economic environment which will protect local businesses.
Mr Sarpong advised that it was very important for local investors to identify which areas In the National economy that best suits them before entering into any business.
He assured them that the business environment will be entirely overhauled to favour local businesses.
By: Vital Abrokwa