The Ministry of Business Development has partnered with the Institute for the Creation and Development Enterprise (INCYDE) in Spain to provide training for entrepreneurs in Ghana to acquire skills to compete on the global market.
The agreement which was signed in September last year, seeks to support the government’s vision of a Ghana beyond aid agenda according to the ministry.
It also follows an agreement that sought to provide training opportunities to 2,000 young entrepreneurs and start-ups across the 16 regions.
In a speech on behalf of the Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Awal, the Chief Director at the Business Development Ministry, Alhaji Hafiz Adam said the program aims to transfer skills and expertise from Spain to the local entrepreneurs.
“We lack entrepreneurship development and therefore if we really want to develop, we need to pay attention to SME’s. Paying attention to them means that we have to provide them with skills by addressing their challenges. They lack skills, source of funding, they lack leadership skills and all sorts of challenges.” He said.