Ghana Launches GEW and Receives Huge Support
Brenden Chaney @brendenchaney
Nov 14, 2012
Ghana launched their 2012 campaign on Monday with over 20 media representatives in attendance. The campaign was officially launched by Ben Eghan, Cabinet Secretary in the Office of the President of Ghana. Ghana also announced the winner of Startup Open 2012, a Ghanaian company, Dropifi.
The launch was attended by entrepreneurs and government officials such as: Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, an Entrepreneur, former CEO of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and GEW Ghana Ambassador; Joe Tackie, CEO, Private Sector Strategy, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Aweinachan Adem Gariba, National Coordinator, Local Enterprises & Skills Development (LESDEP); and Brett Nakatsu, Operations Manager for Startup Weekend Africa.
GEW in Ghana has also secured the support of Local Enterprises & Skills Development (LESDEP) in the form of a $50,000 sponsorship that will help to grow the national featured events that occur for GEW/Ghana. It will also help to ensure that activities like the Entrepreneurs Go To Schools Tour are organized in all 10 regions of Ghana. So far the tor has reached 4,000 students in secondary schools and universities and will reach more throughout the week. You can learn more about the partnership here.
The added support behind GEW in Ghana is key in the support of the youth of Ghana to recognize their entrepreneurial potential. Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ambassador of GEW, said the Ghanaian youth must adopt and embrace entrepreneurial skills and aspire to establish their own jobs with the skills they have acquired. He said Ghanaians had enormous talents that could be channeled into entrepreneurship.