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Business News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017


GIPC holds forum for young entrepreneurs

Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) on Tuesday held a forum for young entrepreneurs to throw more light on how the Centre work with entrepreneurs.

The forum under the theme, ‘connect-accelerate-grow,’ was aimed at sharing GIPC's strategy and to take the young entrepreneurs through the GIPC act.

Chief Executive Officer of GIPC Yoofi Grant indicated that with Ghana having a very youthful population, harnessing the entrepreneurial potential of the youth will be key in accelerating economic growth.

The event was also to sensitize young entrepreneurs, create avenues to interact with captains of industry and to promote dialogue between the private sector and government.

On her part General Manager of Venture Capital, Hamdiya Ismaila spoke on ways that SME's could gain access to capital.

She said SME's need to have well thought through plans to make access to funding much easier.

Present at the mentorship session were, Daniel MCKORLEY, CEO of McDan shipping, Richard ADJEI, CEO of KASAPREKO, Constance Swaniker, CEO of Accents and Arts, Alex Brampton, CEO of HUBTEL and many others.

The GIPC also indicated that aspects of the GIPC Act were under review to enhance activities of the Center and improve investments in the country.

Through this forum, business owners can also learn about the GIPC and how it can support their endeavors in forming a partnership.