Some entrepreneurs in the country have appealed to government to consider the needs of the private sector when formulating fiscal policies.
The call comes at a time when government is keen on partnering with the private sector to enhance economic development.
President Akufo-Addo has expressed his administration’s commitment to partner with the private sector to propel economic growth,–the most recent is during his State of the Nation Address.
Speaking to Citi Business News on the issue, the CEO of Margins group, Moses Baiden stated at the sidelines of the launch of the Second Ghana CEO’s Summit and Awards that government must engage the private sector through mentorship programmes to take onboard their views.
“We have to put together mentorship programmes and systems that will give people the capacity and the knowledge and above all inspiration and passion to go on this new path because of the returns that they can bring” he suggested.
He stated that government can engage the private sector and equip them to take advantage of modern technology to improve their operations.
“There are case studies of companies that use google every day, they use WhatsApp, and Facebook, they understand that millions of people are on these platforms and it doesn’t cost capital to do that all you need are computers and a programme,” he said.
Touching on the need to involve the private sector in ICT through government support, Mr. Baiden maintained that the sector has the potential to substantially grow Ghana’s economy and employ more graduates.
The Second CEO’s Summit
The Second Ghana CEO’s Summit which is scheduled to take place from the May 22-23, 2017 is based on the theme Digital Innovation Economy for Business Growth.
It will involve over 500 CEOs and business leaders as well as give awards in the categories of Industry, Banking and Finance, Energy Resources, Housing and Real Estate, Aviation, amongst others.
The award ceremony is expected to provide an opportunity to recognize CEOs who have demonstrated leadership in challenging times, and thus contributing to the country’s economy.
The awards are based on Leadership and Personal Development, and include objectives related to strategic planning, executive succession planning, talent development and customer initiatives.
By: Anita Arthur/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana