NEIP trains 7,000 startup businesses

The government under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), last year trained 7,000 startup businesses.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NEIP, Mr John Kumah, 1,350 beneficiaries also received funding ranging between a minimum of GH¢10,000 and a maximum of GH¢ 100,000.

The amount, he explained, was to scale up and strengthen indigenous businesses to access the international market.

Mr Kumah said this at the maiden edition of the Biztrend’s television show’s wellprenuer healthwalk and screening held in Accra on Saturday.

He encouraged the youth not to limit themselves to their academic work, saying, “Generate creative ideas and seek support from government through the NEIP initiative.”

The CEO assured participants of the government’s commitment to support business with the necessary funding and advisory services.

At the event, Miss Enyonam Manye, host of the Biztrend’s TV show, said the initiative was to ensure healthy living among business owners and startups.

“Entrepreneurs often focus on their work rather than their health so this was to give them some time off their schedules to exercise,” she said.

She explained that the walk would also enable business owners and startups to network and share ideas.

The three-hour walk saw participants walk through the principal streets of Accra and climaxed it with aerobic exercises at the Marina Mall.

About 70 participants were screened on dental health, blood types, sugar level, eye screening and advised on healthy lifestyle.


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