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Business News of Monday, 30 September 2013


PriceWater Coopers to open business school in Ghana

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will be opening a Business School in Ghana to deliver entrepreneurship, leadership and general skills development to business leaders, especially those in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.

He said as many African economies were showing signs of sustained recovery and growth, Africa had become a global economic focal point.

The establishment of the Business School would, therefore, provide an opportunity for business executives to acquire new skills to become more competitive in the global market, he said, during a cocktail reception to honour the admission into partnership of Mrs Sarah-Mary Frimpong.

The school, which takes the form of a hands-on training academy, is expected to come on stream by the close of next year. PwC has one such business school in South Africa, a bigger institution that services clients and the general business community of southern Africa.

PwC already runs a tax academy in Ghana for staff and clients who receive certificates at the end of their courses.

The Territory Senior Partner (TSP), PwC Africa, Mr Suresh Kana, made this known when he paid a working visit to Ghana this month.

Referring to the PwC Annual Global CEO Survey and Africa Business Agenda which was published in October 2013, Mr Kana said, “many business executives are confident in growth prospects, especially in Africa, and PwC is excited to partner with, and support clients as they expand into Africa”.

In Africa, PwC is the largest provider of professional services with close to 450 partners and over 8,500 people located in 32 countries.

This enables the accounting firm to provide clients with seamless and consistent service, wherever they’re located on the continent.

During his visit, Mr Kana also met with the President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, and assured him of PwC’s commitment to the development of highly skilled business executives in Ghana, in order to support the country’s economic growth.