Providing Jobs Business Development Minister to facilitate grooming of young entrepreneurs

According to him, government will provide support for those with good business plans so as to make them business owners instead of job seekers.

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  play Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed  Awal
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Government is planning to facilitate the grooming of students and young entrepreneurs by liaising with business professionals to teach and groom them on how to come up with business plans, the Minister for Business Development, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed  Awal has said.

“We want to bridge the gap between academia and industry.Usually when people come from school, they are not able to fit into the job market so we want to get professionals’ whether with our bankers, engineers, doctors or ICT experts to go to various universities and polytechnics to teach and groom them on the various subject areas as this will help these students to come out with business plans” he said in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM.

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According to him, government will provide support for those with good business plans so as to make them business owners instead of job seekers.

He added that the move is in line with President Nana Akufo-Addo's vision to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills.

He said: “Those that are good enough will have support to turn their business plans into projects and programmes and we will support those projects to make sure they turn those plans into actual projects so that by the time they come out of school they become job owners and not just job seekers.

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“We will help them set up their businesses, and employ people. It’s in line with government’s mandate to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills. It’s not only meant for those in schools but for people who haven’t been to school as well."

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