Ghanaians enterprises have been urged to engage in partnerships to expand their operations.
Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, Rector of the Entrepreneurship Training Institute (ETI) who made this call said Ghanaians should not look at the economic difficulties as impediments to initiating their own companies.
He gave the advice at the joint congregation ceremony of the Institute in Accra on Friday, on the theme, “Keeping entrepreneurship alive through ETI.”
The graduating class of 2016 comprised 179 students who graduated with post graduate diplomas, Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
Addressing the graduands and matriculates, Mr. Obed Danquah, founder of ETI noted that entrepreneurship was a major means to solving some of Ghana’s economic woes.
The availability of jobs, according to him, could reduce the high rate of unemployment, adding that some social vices such as robbery, prostitution, among others, could be curbed.
He, therefore, called on the government and successive governments to formulate policies that would promote opportunities for the establishment of enterprises.
“The government should create a conducive platform for the establishment of businesses,” he stressed.
The entrepreneurship expert reiterated the need for individuals to seek partnerships to open enterprises.
“I would advise that people put their resources together so that they could have the financial muzzle to survive in the competitive market,” he said.
Governments, he added, could create the necessary economic environment for job creation but emphasized that it behooves on individuals to develop good plans that can be effectively implemented.
By Luther King Owusu-Amoah