Africa Street MBA Accelerator programme, aimed to provide an integrated, regional support for start ups and small businesses in the country ha been launched in Accra by a management consultancy and investment firm, DONE BY US.
The programme which is in collaboration with KGL Foundation seeks to impact young people with world class business knowledge based on top MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial course content.
It is targeted at marginalised groups ( women, people from poor backgrounds, and people with low education) with innovative business ideas or already established businesses.
The founder of DONE BY US, Mr. King Awudu Wellington, in an address said the programme would help reduce high start up failure rate in the country and by extension the Africa continent.
He said it would also provide a platform for deprived young people from poor background and with low education but with bright ideas and existing businesses to also benefit from a world class business development programme.
Most often, a young lady from the street of Tatali Sanguli or a young gentlemen from the street of Awutu/Senya Breku does not get the opportunity to benefit from business development programme and build world class businesses.
It is for this reason that the Africa Street MBA has been developed to impact young people with world class business knowledge based on top MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial course content,” he added.
Mr. Wellington said the Africa Street MBA had been designed to bridge the business knowledge gap and help young people from poor background, and with low education to have opportunity to build world class enterprises.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), Mrs Kosi Yankey Ayeh, who was the guest speaker in a speech read on her behalf said to achieve rapid economic development, the Private Sector could not be sidelined, rather made robust to support economic growth and development.
Mrs. Yankey Ayeh said in Ghana, the MSME Sector provided over 85 per cent of manufacturing employment assured that with the support of the government and other stakeholders, GEA would continue to strengthen MSMEs and ensure that they have improved access to credit facilities to contribute greatly to economic growth.
Nii Ankonu Annorbah Sarpei, Programmes Manager, KGL Foundation, reiterated the foundation’s commitment to the socio economic development of young people and Ghanaians in general.
He said KGL Foundation believed in youth development and empowerment which were vital to the attainment of national, sustainable and Individual development.
Nii Annorbah Sarpei expressed optimism that their partnership with DONE BY US would positively impact the lives of young people, specifically, women and people with low education from poor background and creates employment opportunities and support mechanism for innovations and new businesses…….Story by . Bugbila Moadow.