Accra, July 30, GNA - The First National Entrepreneurial Business Summit to help develop enterprises and create jobs to sustain wealth creation at the local level, opened in Accra on Firday.
The two-day summit was orgainsed by 2m Success Associates and Centre for Creative Leadership in collaboration with Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
The event that is on the theme: "Creating Jobs Through Entrepreneurial Development - The Better Ghana Agenda", seeks to provide a platform for small and medium scale enterprises with information to help develop their businesses.
Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said that the theme for the summit was appropriate for the 'Better Ghana Agenda' as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) would be used as tools to accelerate the creation of jobs at the local level.
He said that the Ministry was committed to ensuring that entrepreneurship was made part of the leadership requirements in MMDAs to meet the aspirations of the rural areas.
Mr Afriyie-Ankrah said that the understanding and operating an economy geared towards the goal of national dignity could only be fulfilled when those who were well informed by the global environment took the front stage and guide businesses in the general frame work of national policy.
He said the summit was purposely for a change of attitude based on these principles; vision, focus on talent, positive confession, hard work and discipline, endurance and faith.
Mr Afriyie-Ankrah urged young entrepreneurs to emulate business communities for their ingenuity towards accelerated wealth generation.
Mr Mohammed Frimpong, Managing Director of Stinhold Ghana Limited, in a presentation on leadership, said that scarcity of resource had been the bane of society and leaders must strive to ensure that service delivery was not monitored narrowly but by a mechanism that involved a group or society.
Awards were presented to entrepreneurs, who had distinguished themselves in the country.
They included Mr Awal Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Graphic Corporation for Media Creativity, Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, for small and medium enterprise development and Mr Afriyie-Ankrah, for distinguished creativity.