Minister for Trade, Ekwow Spio Gabrah has urged Ghanaian youths to venture into entrepreneurship as that would become the driving force of Ghana’s economy.
The Minister was speaking at the 2016 Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) Clients’ Exhibition and Trade Show in Accra today.
According to the Minister, the exhibition fits directly into the ongoing national policy and campaign to promote the use of made-in-Ghana products.
He noted that 500 micro and small enterprises countrywide are participating in this year’s event.
Such enterprises, he noted, “face major challenges that inhibit their growth and expansion”.
“It is for this reason that government has introduced measures that will create that enabling environment for businesses to thrive,” Mr Spio Gabrah.
He also emphasized the need to patronize made-in-Ghana products and services to encourage the sector.
National Director of REP, Kwasi Attah-Antwi observed that the intervention provides opportunities to several businesses to gain access to the export market in countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and Trinidad and Tobago
REP is a follow-up to two project phases that were implemented in the country from 1995 to 2012.
The programme is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD and the African Development Bank, AfDB.
Below are some photos from the event.
Written by: Sangmorki Tetteh/ GHOne News