2nd Graphic Business/Access Bank SME clinic tomorrow
The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), in partnership with Access Bank, will tomorrow hold the second edition of the Graphic Business/ Access Bank SME clinic.
The SME clinic, to be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi, is on the theme “Championing the growth of SMEs through digitisation — M’adwuma Mpontuo”.
Speakers for the clinic will include the Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Olumide Olatunji; the Deputy Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr. Theophilus Yartey; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Quarm Publications, Professor Joseph Albert Quarm; and the CEO of Boris ‘B’ Farms, Dr. Boris Babu.
Others are the Divisional Head, Retail Banking of Access Bank, Mr. Stephen Abban; the CEO of Adams Trading Enterprise Limited, Baba Adu Adams Owusu and the CEO of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Mr. Seth Twum Akwaboah.
The rest are the Adum TSC Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Mr. Kenneth Adjei-Fah; the Commercial Manager of iPay, Mr. Kojo Lartey and Mr. David Ofori Dorte of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat.
The importance of SMEs in the Ghanaian economy cannot be overemphasised. a recent report from the World Bank shows that SMEs make up about 80 per cent of businesses in the economy, contributing immensely to Ghana’s GDP.
The report also highlighted that businesses that were affected the most by the COVID-19 pandemic were SMEs.
It is against this background that the Graphic Business partnered Access Bank to roll out the SME clinic series which seeks to equip SMEs with new trends in business and technology to reach new market, help them diversify and realise more profit.
The SME clinic is also expected to expose players in the SME space to the many opportunities available to them.
In the era of the AfCFTA agreement, the SME clinic is also expected to equip the players with the necessary skills to scale up and be very competitive on the continent and globally.
In a release, the two institutions said they were looking forward to an insightful and solution-based engagement in Kumasi.
“The carefully selected speakers and panel members have well vested knowledge and experience in their various fields, and we trust that they will bring to the participants practicable knowledge and content to add value to the SME sector,” the release said.