Government has announced plans to support final year entrepreneurial students to work for themselves as national service personnel.

The initiative will ensure that students who graduate with their own small businesses are posted to work for themselves and still paid their allowances during their time of service by the National Service Secretariat (NSS) as they serve in their own businesses and employ others.

This was made known by the Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Programme (NEIP), John Kumah at the  launch of Ghana Youth Connekt at the University of Ghana, Legon.

 

John Kumah – Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship and Innovations Programme (NEIP).

Mr. Kumah said that the problem of young entrepreneurs should not be about money. He assured them that the NEIP has a seed fund to cater for startuppers and and will train 10,000 entrepreneurs this year.

He added that the European Union has also pledged to support the young entrepreneurs of the African community.

He said government is ready to give the needed support for the development of the youth of Ghana.

Story by: Nhyira Kwabi

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