The Minister for Trade and Industries Honorable Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng who led the commissioning of the project said the Business Development Center in Ejisu represents a new chapter in the history of Ejisu.
Speaking about the relevance of the Business Resource Centres is intended to develop the country through industrialization to enable the country to produce and consume what it produces. If this can be realized, he said, there is the need for the Business Resource Center to train people on how to develop their businesses.
The Minister for Trade added that “the BRC is the answer to the successes of businesses; whether start-ups or businesses already in existence.”
With all districts in the country going to be beneficiaries of the newly constructed and equipped BRCs, Mr. Kyerematen stressed that “Ghanaians will begin to understand that this government is serious about developing the private sector at the district level to help us address this challenge of unemployment.”
Mr Eric Oti Nyarko who represented the Head the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) praised the Government for empowering the NBSSI since 2017 when it took over governance. She mentioned both Financial and non-financial support from Government as key in reviving the NBSSI.
She revealed that plans are far advanced by the Minister of Trade to transform the NBSSI from an agency into an authority to enable it operate optimally and deliver on its mandate.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu Honorable Beatrice Serwaa Derkyi on his part praised the President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo for the project. He also praised the President for his industrialization agenda through programs such as the One District One Factory. He said “the time has come for the country to add value to its primary products to make it highly competitive in the global market” .
Nana Kwasi Agyekum II, Chief of Donaso Traditional Council also praised the President for the project and urge the youth to take advantage of the facility to help them gain employable skills.