Done By US, KGL Foundation rolls out business start-ups for youth

Done By US, a consultancy and investment firm in collaboration with KGL Foundation have launched a maiden business initiative dubbed “Africa Street MBA Accelerated Programme” geared towards the support for business start-ups for youth with business and entrepreneurial skills.

Speaking at the launch in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Done By US, Mr. King Wellington said the programme will support and create a platform for young people as well as others who are engaged in businesses which are entrepreneurially driven to build their capacities to enable them be at a competitive edge in the trading and business value chain.

“The programme will empower other young people with brilliant concept but little background knowledge in education”, he explained and pointed out that it will help bring on board young people from low educational background to unearth their full business skills and potentials in the World of Works (WoWs).

For his part, the Programme Manager of KGL Foundation, Mr. Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarper said the partnership between Done By US and his outfit will help drive and impact the youth particularly women with little education to break and overcome business challenges by establishing their own enterprises and other job openings and opportunities.

According to him, the programme will enable the youth to be self-independent to enable the youth to run their enterprise successfully through a well-structured business development programmes.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), Mrs Kosi Yankey Ayeh in a speech read on her behalf said government will continue to partner the private sector as part of the commitment to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the socio-economic development of the country.

According to her, such support rapidly creates jobs for the youth and reduce the burden of employment in the formal sector saying SMEs must engage government for capacity building and access microcredit for their respective businesses through the required applications.

“SMEs have played significant roles in job creation as 85 percent of employment opportunities are from the informal sectors”, she said, adding that GEA have put in place the needed resources and the mechanisms to enhance their operations for economic growth.

Source : Ben LARYEA /

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