NDUOM TELLS GOVERNMENT – LOWER TAXES, UTILITIES TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

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Paa kwesi Nduom

Business magnate Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has
challenged the government to do more to
create an enabling environment for business
owners to flourish.
The leader of the Progressive People’s Party
(PPP) said more jobs could be created in the
private sector if the government supports
entrepreneurs with lower taxes, lower utility
prices among others.
Dr Nduom was reacting to President John
Dramani Mahama’s comment over the weekend
that tertiary institutions must change their
curricula to reflect what business and industry
want by way of introducing practical and
evidence-based and problem-solving skills.
In a Facebook post, Dr Nduom said: “We must
not create the false impression that our
graduates can step right from university to
start their own companies. Our youth need to
gain work ethics by working for others. They
need to learn by doing, gaining business
discipline and saving their own earnings that
can help launch businesses later.”
Below is the full unedited post:

“Why Not Support Our Entrepreneurs with
Lower Taxes, Lower Utility Prices, and a
Market, to Create More Jobs in the Private
Sector?
“Speaking at the fourth congregation of the
Perez University College in Accra, President
Mahama is reported to have said, “most
institutions in the world have changed their
curricula to reflect what business and industry
wants, and that is to support more practical,
evidence-based, entrepreneurial, innovative
and problem solving skills. Let us continue to
help mould the students; not only into
employable persons after graduation, but also
to imbibe in them entrepreneurial skills that
challenge them to begin to dream of setting up
their own businesses even while in school.”
“This is what I would have liked to be said by
President Mahama: “we are supporting our
entrepreneurs with lower taxes, lower utility
prices and continuous, uninterrupted supply;
and expedited licensing and clearing of goods
at our ports of entry. I have directed that no
one, no institution that is supported or was set
up with the taxpayers’ money should buy any
item that is imported when that item is
produced locally. This will create the jobs the
young men and women you educate need. We
will by lead by example to seek out successful
entrepreneurs, celebrate them and encourage
them to be good role models for you to
follow.”
“We must not create the false impression that
our graduates can step right from university to
start their own companies. Our youth need to
gain work ethics by working for others. They
need to learn by doing, gaining business
discipline and saving their own earnings that
can help launch businesses later.
“I was a proud employee of four companies
before I launched my first company. Good
preparation is important. Our government
must work harder to create the positive
environment to encourage entrepreneurs to
expand their enterprises and create more
jobs.”

Source : starfminline.com

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