Gov’t can do very little for Ghanaian businesses – GIPC boss

Yoofi Grant

If you are a Ghanaian owned business hoping the government will help you grow, then you must refocus.

This is because the government of Ghana can do very little to support and help expand Ghanaian businesses in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotions Centre (GIPC) disclosed this, Yofi Grant.

He was speaking at the Ghana Economic Forum held in Accra on Monday (August 7, 2017).

Asked what support government has to offer start-ups that have the potential of becoming international brands.

Panelists at the Ghana Economic Forum

He said “businesses here are like businesses everywhere. Sometimes you don’t need government to support you. Those who always line up to see government officials before they get their businesses growing do not go far.”

He explained that this is “because the government can do very little for you. The government concerns and needs are bigger than pushing a private businessman.”

“We can only create the space and make sure that space enables you to grow,” he added.

The CEO of GIPC explained that Ghanaian businesses were doing well even though they have never come to the government for any help.

He called on Ghanaian owned businesses to forge ahead instead of relying on government for any help or handouts.

source: metro business | Yaw Prekoh |


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