One of our objectives is to focus on demand-driven courses for entrepreneurs. This is because a lot of our young people start businesses with profit in mind, and don't have a clear idea of the problems they are trying to solve in society. Entrepreneurship should be about that contribution to society.
As educators, we need to start imparting the mindset of solving problems other than just chasing a profit. The situation can also be significantly improved through research so that we can find out what other factors contribute to the failure of start-ups in our region.
At a time when the global trade regime is under attack, the African Union (AU) is celebrating the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which came into effect on 30 May. After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on the mining industry to build a prosperous Africa. Mining executives warn that operating in the sector is not as profitable as politicians often think. How can a profitable mining industry that uplifts African societies be achieved?