The youth have been urged to take bold decisions to create jobs and wealth for themselves and others through the establishment of their own businesses.
Mr. Kwame Akonnoh Boohene, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ropat Systems Limited, said they needed to “dream big” and refuse to allow anything to stop them from becoming accomplished business leaders.
Although it was not easy starting a business, with courage and perseverance they would succeed.
Mr. Boohene was speaking at a business seminar organized jointly by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship and the Global Youth and Adult Ministries (GYAM).
It brought together youth groups and students from universities across the Central and western Regions
“Beloved, I wish you above all thing that you will prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers” was the theme chosen for the programme.
The Ropat CEO asked that they did everything to contribute towards making the society a better place.
Dr. Alex Yaw Adom, a lecturer at the UCC School of Business, took them through funding sources for business start-up.
He encouraged them to pool funds and said if 10 students could come together to set up a business, raise and put in GH₵1,000.00 each, that would give them an initial capital of GH₵10,000.00, which could do a lot of things.
Dr Aaron T. Asare, a researcher, also spoke about how they could grow and maintain their businesses.
Entrepreneurs create enabling environment for their business to grow and all they needed doing was to be focussed and stuck to best practices.
Mrs. Sophia Brant, the Western Regional Head of GYAM, said their goal was to empower and make the lives of the youth meaningful to the society.