GIPC, YES partner to drive entrepreneurship

Mrs Mawuna Trebah(left),CEO,GIPC launching the national enterpreneurship seminar.Photo.Ebo Gorman...The Ghana Investment and Promotion Centre (GIPC) in partnership with the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) will host Larry C. Farrell, a global renowned entrepreneurial expert from the United States during a national entrepreneurship seminar in Kumasi next week.

The seminar which is expected to be attended by over 200 participants is intended to create and pursue a national discussion on making the economy enterprising, innovative and sustainable.

Under the theme, “Building an Entrepreneurial Ghana, it is also introduce entrepreneurship as an economic shift as opposed to just the experience of individuals owning businesses.

Launching the seminar, Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, said the seminar had become necessary as a result of government’s policy to increase the supply and improve the quality of entrepreneurial and management skills in all sectors of the economy.

She said for Ghana to attract high-value and good investments into its economy, it was critical to find a way of investing in the requisite man power in order to match investors’ vision and ideas, especially, on joint venture partnerships.

“More often than not, foreign investors find the local environment inadequately prepared to consume the kind of investments or business ideas they proposed to offer which affecting both productivity and efficiency of the project,”she said.

She said GIPC was mandated to promote investments in all sectors of the economy, and had as one of its key objectives the promotion of entrepreneurship to contribute to the creation of jobs.

Mrs. Trebarh said as part of its 2015 ‘Think Ghana. Make It happen campaign,’ the GIPC had collaborated with YES to develop business opportunities to contribute to the growth of the economy.

Mrs. Helga Boadi, CEO of YES, said the objective of her outfit was to help Ghana’s young and innovative population to turn great ideas into thriving business enterprises.

She said the partnership between the two agencies this year was meant to unearth budding talents in entrepreneurship in order to transform them into a promising local venture that have the capacity to grow into global multinational businesses.

Mr. Larry C. Farrell, the keynote speaker at the seminar, is the founder and chairman of Farrell Company. The event is also expected to draw an audience of entrepreneurially driven organisations and individuals in industry and academia.

By Lawrence Markwei and Baaba Crentsil   

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