Deloitte contributes insights at Ghana Youth Entrepreneurship Convention

04 April 2019

Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte has participated in the Ghana Youth Entrepreneurship Convention that was held in Accra last month. In keeping with global trends,the event was based on the theme “Bolstering Business Skills for the 21st Century Entrepreneur." 

As Ghana accelerates towards the position of a key financial centre in West Africa, the country is looking to build on its newfound political stability and economic growth to foster the future business environment in the country. As a result, a number of concerted efforts are being made by the public and the private sectors to foster youth entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Dutch Consultancy The Next Organisation launched the Ghana Business Star Growth Program with the primary objective of recognising and training promising entrepreneurial ventures in the country. The programme is designed to give both theoretical and practical business knowledge, as well as opportunities for networking.

Deloitte contributes insights at Ghana Youth Entrepreneurship Convention

The Ghana Youth Entrepreneurship Convention held at the British Council in Accra this year offered similar opportunities to its attendees, with a specific focus on developing skills in the digital domain. Much like the rest of the world, the wave of digitalisation is sweeping across Africa’s business environment, and firms are working to keep pace with the changes.

Much of the analysis around digitalisation has been suggesting that developing skills in the digital domain is among the most crucial strategies for an organisation’s survival in the new environment. Leaders from Ghana’s government and private sectors congregated at the event to facilitate this strategy amongst the youth.

The event has a dual objective, including the development of a tech savvy workforce for Ghana’s future, as well as the development of skills to tackle the growing menace of unemployment in the country. Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte was amongst the participants in the event.

Commenting on the event, Solomon Adjei, Founder of the Ghana Youth Business Network Fundation said, “The Convention aims to build the capacities of young entrepreneurs to ensure they can provide stable jobs, complementing the government’s efforts to curb the perennial youth un-and-under employment facing the nation of Ghana.”


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L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

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Ghanaian human resources consultancy L’AINE Services has marked its 25th anniversary in operation with a reaiteration of its commitment to developing a skilled and motivated workforce for every client that it works with, consistent with priorities across the business environment in Ghana. 

Ghana is on its way to becoming a prominent financial centre for West Africa, The government and private sector are working in collaboration to ensure that the region’s economic potential is realised, and a large part of the focus thus far has been on the development of talent in the country’s workforce.

As a result, training programmes have increased in quantity and intensity, while consultancies that work on innovative human resource policies have come to prominence. The rationale is that fostering talent, boosting productivity and developing digital skills will drive Ghana’s economy forward.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

Once such consultancy is L’AINE Services, based in Tema. The firm was established in 1994, and has recently celebrated its 25th year in existence. Over the years, the firm’s suite of services has gradually expanded to include support with recruitment, payrolling, training and publishing.

The firm also helps with hiring and talent development, which has made it particularly relevant in the contemporary scenario. During the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations, executives at the firm reasserted its mission to support the business environment in Ghana in its growth endeavours.

This involves ensuring excellence in its service of each and every client. The firm has a three-pronged strategy to facilitate growth in the HR domain, including a focus on people, innovation and technology. Founder and Director of the firm Ellen Hagan indicated that the firm seeks to “transform every life and business we come across.”

Delving into the ethos behind its services, Board Chairman at the firm Prosper Asamoah indicated that the firm lays emphasis on developing a secure environment within which employees feel safe enough to thrive and innovate. Empowering employees is the key for organisational development, according to Asamoah.