We aim to go on and create a new generation of entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector. Our entrepreneurship endeavour is being done in conjunction with a university in West Africa. It is a regional university that serves eight countries under the banner of the Economic and Monetary Union for West Africa. The university is based in Dakar Senegal (CESAG) and provides expertise as well as knowledge capital to our students. We, on the other hand, work with our partners to fund activities that have to do with coaching and mentoring our first cohort of students.
We have built partnerships extensively in different countries and are working to develop new ones. It is also important for us to keep developing our entrepreneurship programme. We are looking to develop partnerships with more universities so that we can improve the programme progressively. Contact has been established with a few universities and they are all upbeat about the idea.
There are few industries as pivotal to driving Africa’s sustainable economic development as the civil engineering sector.
No shortage of challenges lies ahead in the development of Africa’s built environment. These challenges are, primarily, financial; How can capital be raised to improve infrastructure and living conditions across the continent? And, environmental; How can a continent of over 1.2bn people (and counting) develop without accelerating climate change and degrading the natural environment?
Shaping a path of truly sustainable economic development on the African continent will need engineering minds at the forefront of policymaking, strategy, and delivery.
As the leading economies of the continent seek to accelerate industrialisation, does Africa’s civil engineering sector have the depth and capacity to deliver on the mega-projects required for growth?
Who are the innovators that will find solutions to challenges around affordable housing, the infrastructure gap, skills shortage, access to capital and environmental impact?
AfricaLive.net speaks with sector leaders from across Africa to understand how African civil engineers seek to shape the future of the continent.
"We, the industrialists of Africa must rise to the occasion and take advantage of opportunities that help us solve the challenges of our people. Most of us industrialists are aware that posterity will judge us harshly if we don’t do all it takes to make this continent a better place.
We know that we owe future generations a better continent, and we are working every day to make that happen."
The US$ 1.5 billion Tema Port expansion and the $500m Takoradi Port expansion represent two milestone moments in the development of Ghana as an African trade & investment hub.
Ghana has long been on the path to establishing itself as a major centre in the global maritime network. The current infrastructure projects coupled with the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) have accelerated Ghana’s journey towards building a truly globally competitive maritime hub.
Ghana will soon be able to accommodate the world’s largest container ships and continues to invest in improved transport connections with neighbouring countries.
It appears to be a time of unprecedented opportunity for Ghana’s industrialists and exporters. Is the maritime industry in Ghana prepared to drive the country towards its next stage of development?