Institut Français du Ghana organised a job fair and an entrepreneurship forum during the Francophonie festival
A job fair and a round table discussion on entrepreneurship took place at Alliance Française Accra: an important meeting between students, businesses and organizations.
During the celebration of the Francophonie festival in Ghana, various businesses and organizations took part in a forum organized by the Institut Français du Ghana, on Friday, March 18, 2016. The forum, which started at 11am and ended at 5pm, gave young graduates and students the opportunity to interact with different representatives of businesses on the various employment opportunities that exist in their firm, and also a chance to introduce to the public the companies’ products and services.
A round table discussions on entrepreneurship was opened at 2pm at Alliance Française, where many topics were discussed. The objective is to encourage and inculcate the entrepreneurship spirit, especially dealing with the unemployment canker and job search in a more classic way. The four invited guests have shared their personal experiences as well as projects in progress that could benefit the youth.
Abdel-Rahim Siddique, the Human Resource Manager at Total Ghana, spoke on the « Total Africa Start-up Challenge”, a project seeking to finance and support the most innovative young Ghanaian entrepreneurs in their projects and to equip them with technical knowledge as well. He also encouraged young people to apply for the next edition.
Samuel Incoom, President of the Swiss-Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of Moonic Ltd (of which “Diplomat transport Ltd”), spoke on “Fair values in business, challenges and advantages in creating one’s own business. He motivated the youth and asked them to be proactive in investing their talents in profitable businesses, for, with little resource but perseverance, they can get to the top.
The CEO of Infosdaccra.com, Amidjo Adopo, also shared his experiences as a young entrepreneur, in his quest to feed Francophones in Ghana and the general public with Ghana news in French. Talking about his career as a news writer in French, Mr. Adopo also shared with the youth how he became an entrepreneur.
Finally, Anthony Kosi Dortumor, the Co-founder of Limceps Ghana added, saying that:” you would feel secured working in a big company, that’s why many graduates are hesitating creating their own jobs. You need to know that, the number of unemployed graduates is increasing year by year, without a corresponding increase in jobs, for this reason, many graduates are joining Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana, which I wouldn’t advise you to. Rather invest in your talents, something you like doing at your leisure time or better still try solving a problem in your community that could earn you a livelihood. Because creating one’s own business is an option to consider”.
The public also asked questions following the discussions held, to know more about different possibilities and shared experiences.