Business News of Wed, 25 Jul 20188
Government has created a conducive environment for private businesses - Yofi Grant
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has posited that the Akufo-Addo administration has created an environment conducive for private businesses to thrive.
According to Yofi Grant, there are numerous business opportunities in policies such as the 1 District 1 Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs as well as 1 Village 1 Dam. He asserted that the said policies were implemented by government to create enough working space within the business sphere for private businesses to engage in commercial activities.
“Even as you are here today, and you hear of government policies whether it is 1D 1F, one village one dam, Planting for Food and Jobs, there is an opportunity in all these policies. And they are not policies that government did for itself. Government created these policies to create the space and the opportunity for private people to engage,” Mr. Yofi Grant said.
Delivering his welcome address at the second edition of the Young Entrepreneurs Forum on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Yofi Grant charged young entrepreneurs present to take advantage of untapped business opportunities in the country.
“We are in a country that there is an opportunity around us. It is difficult if you are a private business person, but people have broken the barriers and created big businesses. Some of them have moved from table tops to enterprises and actual owners of businesses,” he advised.
The 2018 Young Entrepreneurs Forum is a two-day forum hosting over 300 participants under the theme “Connect. Accelerate. Grow: Phase II”.
The forum will provide a platform for the continuous sensitization process of sharing GIPC’s strategy and provisions of the GIPC Act 865, the benefits the participants can derive from it and create an avenue for captains of industry to interact with young entrepreneurs through building a sustained avenue for mentorship.
It will also focus on promoting dialogue between young entrepreneurs and government at the highest level to influence policy formulation whiles providing leadership and entrepreneurship training for young entrepreneurs.
Highlights of the event include an exhibition and opportunity for ten young entrepreneurs to be selected by an in-house team at GIPC who shall screen all applications for the pitch and select the ten best pitches.
There will also be a mentoring and Master Class session for a selected 100 participants on a first come, first served basis.