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EMPLOYMENT MINISTER URGES ENTREPRENEURS TO MODERNISE START-UPS

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The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has tasked start-up entrepreneurs to modernise their businesses to fit new trends.

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has tasked start-up entrepreneurs to modernise their businesses to fit new trends.

 

Speaking at the launch of the second edition of Total Petroleum Ghana Ltd’s “Start-upper of the Year” competition, Mr Baffour Awuah urged young entrepreneurs to register their businesses, get permits, fix proper addresses for easy location of their businesses and also enroll their employees on the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) scheme.

He believes that businesses which run on this model will play a critical role in streamlining many operations in the informal sector.

Joint goals

Start-upper of the Year by Total Challenge is an initiative by the Total Group to serve as a support for business creation and development in African countries and the rest of the world.

Mr Baffour Awuah said he was delighted by the scheme because the goal of the project ties in with the mandate of his ministry and President Akufo-Addo’s vision.

In his contribution, the human resource manager for Total Petroleum Ghana Ld, Bright Dokosi, said that the first edition of the award scheme was organised in 2015 and included 34 African countries with 102 winning projects.

He promised that this year will be bigger because the number of participating countries has been extended.

The winner of the first edition, Joshua Anyinbora, shared his success story and spoke of how the initiative has changed his life.

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