Partners of the Africa Street MBA Accelerator programme present at the launching
DONE BY US Consultancy, in partnership with KGL Foundation and the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) is set to develop the skills of 10,000 young entrepreneurs with the launch of the Africa Street MBA Accelerator programme.
The programme, which will run for 12 weeks, seeks to impact young people with world-class business knowledge based on top MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial course content.
It will also develop and support the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources of the young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to survive, adapt, and thrive.
Done By Us Founder, King A. Wellington, hoped that the knowledge shared during the programme will help marginalised groups succeed in the business industry.
He stated, “Africa Street MBA has been designed to bridge the business knowledge gap and help young people from poor backgrounds, and low education to also have the opportunity to build a world-class enterprise.”
Assistant Business Advisor at GEA, Samira Hussein, expressed the support of the agency towards the programme as it would enable the growth of Micro, Small, And Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) therefore, leading to economic growth in the country.
“A robust MSME sector will be a major contributor to national GDP and national income. Over 70 per cent of the nation’s GDP is sourced from MSMEs. MSMEs turn out to be a major national revenue stream since over 92 per cent of registered business in Ghana fall under this category. These entities provide value added products and services to various market segments and customers,” she shared.
Programmes Manager of KGL Foundation, Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei, expressed the Foundation’s commitment to tackling social development concerns in the country, therefore making their support for the Africa Street MBA Accelerator program definite.
He shared, “We are optimistic that our partnership with DONE BY US will positively impact the lives of young people, specifically women and people with low education from poor background. We hope that the Africa Street MBA will create employment opportunities and support individuals for innovations and new businesses.”
BY Abigail Atinuke Seyram Adeyemi