Local Entrepreneurs Create Jobs

Foot Print Textile shop, Tamale Ghana

That local entrepreneurs create jobs is not a matter for dispute. Mr Seidu Mustapha is a Ghanaian entrepreneur. Beginning with virtually no capital, a several years ago, he has built a business that, today, employs about six seamstresses and tailors. His company – Foot Print – which deals in manufacturing of soft goods for the local and tourist industry in the Tamale cultural center.

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One might be tempted to gloss over the contributions of such industrious local entrepreneurs in reducing unemployment. That would however be a gross mistake. In a country with so many unemployed youth, any effort to create jobs, no matter how relatively small it seems, is highly important. Job creation in a country like Ghana depends greatly on local entrepreneurs. A World Bank press release in 2006 indicated that 70 percent of the Ghanaian labour force was employed by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. (allafrica.com)

 

 

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Itinerant textile worker and activist.

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