I'm not greedy but blessed - Jospong

The man who owns Zoomlion and SUBAH Infosolutions says he has so many businesses because his only joy is to see people work.

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Mr Agyepong who owns over 40 companies including the country’s largest waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited said he only finds joy in seeing people work and that compels him to build more businesses.

“I don’t say that I’m greedy.

"One company is enough to take care of me and my five children. When I create a business, it’s because of employment,” Mr. Agyepong told Accra-based Joy FM.

The business mogul, who also owns SUBAH Infosolutions; the Road Safety Management Services Limited, has been in the news lately over the mandatory tow levy.

Many have condemned the move, saying that it will only “create, loot and share”.

But Mr Agyepong said his main interest in a business is to enable him to find a solution to some challenges in the economy, especially unemployment.

He said he sees himself as “someone trying to create employment for people [and] to create an environment that will make people work.”

“I consider myself as someone blessed and I have to share the blessing with society”.

He expressed worry that the current system in the country does not make it easy for young people to start up a business after college education.

He also touched on competition from foreigners, saying that the unfortunate thing “is that you are doing business as a local businessman and at the same time you have foreigners competing with you for the same business.”

Mr Agyepong was, however, optimistic that things will improve only “if we can look at the system and see how best we can customize the system for Ghanaians.”

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