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08.08.2019 Feature Article

Congratulations To The KNUST's Matilda Asantewaa Sampong And Emilee Otoo Quayson

Winners Of The 2019 Presidential Pitch For Young Ghanaian Entrepreneurs
Congratulations To The KNUST's Matilda Asantewaa Sampong And Emilee Otoo Quayson
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One's humble advice to the Ministry of Business Development, organizers of the annual Presidential Pitch for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, is that they must work quickly to contact Amy Peake's NGO, Loving Humanity (Email: [email protected] Phone: +44 7788202069), on behalf of this year's winners, Matilda Asantewaa Sampong and Emilee Otoo Quayson, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

It so happens that the UK-based NGO, Loving Humanity, sells complete, high-quality European-made sanitary pad factories, which come ready for assembly at purchasers' sites, in shipping containers. Surely, it ought to be possible for this pro-business administration to find wealthy angel-backers in corporate Ghana, willing to pay for Matilda and Emily to purchase one of the high-quality sanitary pad factories sold in shipping containers, by Loving Humanity?

That will enable the two hardworking, enterprising and innovative young businesswomen, who use fibre from banana and plantain plants as their raw material, to start producing their own-branded ('Floyabana Pads') affordable sanitary pads - as well as baby diapers and incontinent pads: for Ghana's mostly financially-challenged base-of-the-pyramid demographic.

Competitions of this nature are vital if we are to create an enduring entrepreneurial culture amongst our nation's younger generations. President Akufo-Addo's administration ought to be commended for this initiative. Above all, congratulations to the KNUST's Matilda Asantewaa Sampong, and Emilee Otoo Quayson, for winning the 2019 Presidential Pitch for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs. May they grow super-rich providing affordable sanitary pads to ordinary Ghanaian females nationwide.

Kofi Thompson
Kofi Thompson, © 2019

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