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.
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)