THE Minister of Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, yesterday charged entrepreneurs to have a clear vision and purpose in order to succeed in their business and become the point of reference in the Ghanaian economy.
He gave the advise in Accra at the presentation of 30 motor cycles and 30 brand new Renault Kwid Authentique five-seater Hatchback cars to loyal customers and patrons, who had shopped at Melcom nationwide worth GH¢100, and entered into a raffle to win prizes.
The event formed part of activities lined up for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the company.
Dr Awal said Melcom had been able to stand the test of time and advised other entrepreneurs and starts up to take a clue from their success story.
He also appealed to Melcom to accommodate some youth for mentorship to help equip them with entrepreneurial skills.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, renewed the government’s commitment to supporting local businesses in diverse ways to make Ghana reap the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
He said, “We must build and brand made in Ghana to take advantage of the larger market the intercontinental free trade agreement provides, adding that the truly made in Ghana should be the logo of local manufacturers with premium quality which must go beyond the shores of the ECOWAS sub-region to benefit fully from the continental free trade area.”
Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communication, Melcom Group of Companies, recounting on its success story said although the company started from a humble beginning in 1989 as a retail outlet, with hardwork, good management, discipline, determination and perseverance, it had grown and produced other branches, including travel and tour and plastics manufacturing companies.
Mr Avenorgbo indicated that the core value of Melcom was to serve its customers better, as well as giving back to the people who had been patronising the shops for the past 30 years.
BY BENEDICTA GYIMAAH FOLLEY