Ghana: Young Entrepreneurs Tasked to Be Innovative

Young entrepreneurs have been urged to develop innovative ways of solving problems around the world.

That, according to the Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing at Ghana Standard Chartered Bank PLC, Ms Asiedua Addae, would help create job opportunities for them in order to reduce youth unemployment in the country.

“There are a lot of problems facing our world today which include energy, sustainability, food security, equity and empowerment and climate change. It is important that as young people we try and find solutions to some of the world’s problems and not join the bandwagon of complaining,” she added

Ms Addae made the call during an annual national competition organized by Enactus Ghana in Accra on Thursday.

The competition afforded students the opportunity to showcase their projects and achievements on a national platform and allowed judges drawn from academia and business leaders to assess which team most effectively used entrepreneurial action to impact their communities in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way.

It was sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank PLC, Absa Ghana and KPMG Ghana; an international auditing firm.

The competition was keenly contested by the University of Ghana, Legon; University of Energy and Natural Resources; CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT UTAS); University for Development Studies-Tamale; Sunyani Technical University; Central University College; University of Mines and Technology (UMat) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).