Country pride shines at Enactus Ghana National Competition
- National Champion:
College of Ghana
- 2nd Place:
University of Ghana
- 3rd Place:
- Competing Teams: 14
- Total Attendees: 554
Accra, Ghana – After an inspiring National Competition in Accra, Catholic University College of Ghana has been chosen to represent Ghana at the Enactus World Cup this September in Cancun, Mexico.
The two-day event was filled with country pride. Although not part of the official criteria, students dressed in unique Ghanaian fabrics in different styles, shades and colors, which added to the experience for observers and judges, many from different backgrounds and new to Enactus and the competition.
This year’s forums and discussions focused on graduate unemployment and the role of the young social entrepreneur. Opening remarks from Reindorf Perbi, Partner from KMPG, encouraged students to keep innovation at the forefront as they develop their futures.
A speech read on behalf of the Minister for Education by The Director General of Education, Charles Aheto-Tsegah, urged students to lean toward setting up their own businesses as a means to reduce levels of graduate unemployment. This was also echoed during a workshop on enterprise development by Enam Gbekor, national coordinator of the Graduate Business Support Scheme.
Shalisha Samuel, youth volunteer from Youth Challenge International, spoke with students about the importance volunteerism as a means of bettering the world.
The competition also fostered a great deal of government support for the Enactus Ghana program and teams. The final awards ceremony was attended by members of the Ministry of Youth and Sports who pledged support to further foster the partnership between the group and Enactus Ghana. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, also offered her personal backing and stated that her ministry would support teams that develop projects in the area of creative arts and culture.