2nd Dotcom Business Fair launched in Tema

Mr. Osei Dakwa

Mr. Osei Dakwa

The second edition of Dotcom Business Fair has been launched in Tema with a call on young people to use their knowledge in solving society’s problems.

 

Making the call, Nana Yaw Osei Dakwa, Founder and President of Youth Icons Ghana, said, “rather than boasting about the educational titles we have, let us use our education to create the products and services we need to make Ghana a better place.”

 

The fair to be held from December 20 to 23 under the theme, “Empowering the Youth to be Business Oriented”, is under the organisation of Dotcom Freight Company Limited in collaboration with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), Youth Icons Ghana, New Tree Ghana Limited and Share Foundation.

 

More than 300 young entrepreneurs are expected to exhibit their products and services at the fair which would take place at the forecourt of TMA.

 

Nana Dakwa assured that Youth Icons Ghana would continue to help young people to develop their creativity and talents in order to deal with the problems of poverty, ignorance, disease and unemployment confronting the nation.

 

He, however, expressed concern about the effects of climate change, which was becoming more obvious around the world, and therefore urged the youth to plant more trees to mitigate the problem.

 

The Chief Executive Officer of Dotcom Freight Company Limited, Kwesi Boateng, on his part said the fair would provide the platform for exhibitors to market their products and services, network with mentors and financial institutions with the promise of linkages to international markets.

 

He said the first fair held in September was very successful, adding that the online support yielded many benefits including proposals from some multinationals to sponsor future activities.

 

The Founder of Share Foundation, Ms Lily Akua Mintah, said the fair was a perfect opportunity for young entrepreneurs to meet mentors who would groom them to become the leaders of industry in the future.

 

In line with that she enjoined participants to identify their vision, communicate it well and take advantage of social media to advertise their products and services.

 

Ms Mintah encouraged them to continue to educate themselves and to make sure that their customers were always satisfied, adding “be disciplined and honest in your dealings with others.”

 

The Tema Metro Budget Analyst, George Dzeto urged creative people to polish up their skills to the highest standard to be able to compete favourably.

 

He said the TMA was dedicated to providing the best social services and creating the environment for businesses to thrive hence the collaboration.

 

An official of the Ghana Revenue Authority, John Normenyo urged young entrepreneurs to familiarise themselves with regulations governing business in order to operate successfully.

 

He advised them to honour their tax obligations to enable government provide social amenities.

 

FROM GODFRED BLAY GIBBAH, TEMA

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