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Entrepreneurs are not recognised and supported by policies-Dwomoh Sarpong

Written by  Apr 17, 2018
Executive Chairman for Radford University College, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong, says the inability of the country to have a new breed of entrepreneurs is due to politics and bad policies. He told Rainbow Radio’s Kwame Tutu that, we waste time on politics and that has influenced the youth of today to fight for political appointments and positions instead of planning to establish their own enterprises. Nana Dwomoh Sarpong, opined that, until we change our attitude and our mindset, we will not be able to raise a generation of billionaires in modern times. Entrepreneurs in Ghana he noted are not recognized or appreciated and when we don’t appreciate people excelling as Ghanaian entrepreneurs, we abuse them. The dependency rate in Ghana he lamented is extremely high hence the need for opportunities to be created for people to be self dependent. Mr. Sarpong said when you travel to America; you will see how entrepreneurs are appreciated and respected. They are the force behind the economy but in Ghana, we do not recognize private business owners. Government workers are given state vehicles and state bungalows and so it is not encouraging people to be entrepreneurs.’’ He was speaking on the topic, ‘’How do we [Ghana] create the next generation of millionaires? In his view, the leaders in the helm of affairs have never been entrepreneurs and do not know what it takes to be an entrepreneur. ‘’They just read books and interpret. Entrepreneurship is not book reading. You need an experienced person and not a book long,’’ he added.
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