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step up effort at turning more young graduates into entrepreneurs, Business Advisory Centres urged

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The National Board for Small-Scale Industries (NBSSI) has advised the Business Development Service (BDS) providers and the various district based Business Advisory Centres (BDS) to step up effort at turning more young graduates into entrepreneurs.

This, it says will create the enterprises that will generate the needed jobs for the fast growing unemployed population to boast the country’s economic growth.

The Regional Manager of NBSSI Alhassan Baba Yunus was speaking at the climax of the Northern Region Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2019. GEW is an initiative fronted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, which operates in more than 170 countries as an organization.

It is also a celebration of entrepreneurship, intended to reinforce existing businesses by fostering new networking connections and inspiring new business ownership by introducing prospective entrepreneurs to the resources in their cities.

GEW is celebrated for one week each November with roughly 10 million participants taken part in 35,000 events, activities and competitions in more than 165 countries around the world.

The Regional Manager of NBSSI Alhassan Baba Yunus says institutions have been partnering to unearth many thriving young entrepreneurs in Ghana with support services from the BDS providers and the availability of the government flagship projects such as the one District, one Factory, planting for food and jobs, Rural Enterprises Programme, the Agro processing business incubator programme as well as the financing of many of the enterprises from the Exim Bank, Matching Grant Fund among others.

He therefore urged the youth to take advantage of the numerous government’s policies and programmes to create wealth for themselves.


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