Two thousand Ghanaian entrepreneurs are to benefit from a GH¢30 million development training programme under which they will be attached to Spanish companies for further building of skills.
under the project, a broad collaboration framework will be established to provide training and consultancy services to promote entrepreneurship and the application of technology to consolidate local Ghanaian businesses.
The programme is expected to take off in March 2019.
An agreement has since been signed between the Ministry of Business Development and the Institute for the Creation and Development of Enterprise (INCYDE) Foundation in Spain.
CASA Africa, a Spanish-based
The Minister of Business Development,
The University of Ghana Business School is partnering the ministry on the project.
The selection of entrepreneurs will be done with the involvement of various
Under the agreement, some of the entrepreneurs will be sent to Spain on attachment, while, in some instances, Spanish entrepreneurs in Ghana with expertise will also train their Ghanaian counterparts in various fields to enable them to establish their own businesses.
“Ghana can only compete with global giants when we have entrepreneurs who are well grounded to produce goods that can be marketed beyond the shores of Ghana,” the minister said.
The Spanish Ambassador to Ghana,
She lauded the government’s job creation agenda and
For her part, Ghana’s Ambassador to Spain,
According to her, Spain viewed Ghana as a strategic partner as a result of the prevailing political stability, coupled with the positive investment climate in the country.
“Spain has a long tradition of training entrepreneurs and Ghana can leverage on that expertise to support its entrepreneurs,” she added.