The Chief Executive of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Lawyer John Ampontuah Kumah, in a passionate appeal to Ghanaians living in the Diaspora, bemoaned the low participation and lack of interest in the affairs of the country, urging that they shouldn’t desert the country, but return home and help in achieving the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ vision of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Aspiring Lawmaker, made this appeal in his remarks at this year’s Ghanaian dream event which was organized in Amsterdam.
“As part of my remarks, I spoke about the vision of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Ghana beyond Aid, and invited the Diaspora to come back to Ghana and play their role in achieving the dream”. He urged.
Mr. Kumah, also disclosed the readiness of the office of Diaspora Affairs, in welcoming participants and Ghanaians living in the Diaspora who will be participating in the “2019 Year of Return”.
The affable CEO also spoke about payment of taxes for national development.
In doing so, he said, the government will in no time, actualize the President’s vision on a ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ with equal opportunities and prosperity for Ghanaians.
He also emphasized on the responsibilities of citizens to be honest and diligent in the push for a change in mindset, so that Ghana can be a better place for all.
“The Ghana beyond Aid also invites the private sector to lead the economic sectors of the country, and government is supporting the private sector through Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. Mr. John Kumah revealed.
Touching on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), Lawyer Kumah, introduced a number of opportunities for investment in Ghana, and the huge market potential offered by the continental free trade area agreement, with Ghana as the hub.
The Chief Executive also outlined a number of projects the NEIP has initiated and executed since its inception, and also spoke about the $100 million facility set aside by the government to support startup businesses and SMEs in Ghana.