The 2021 edition of the annual Springboard Road Show has commenced.
The theme for this year’s program is dubbed “Repositioning”.
This year’s event focuses on ways youth entrepreneurs can recover from shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic on their businesses and how to find new opportunities for their businesses.
Speaking at the program, Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta charged the youth to work hard to attain greater heights in Ghana and beyond.
He stated, “I think really, it’s to say that if Ken can be standing here as Finance Minister, all of us can. And that may be in the entrepreneurial world, in government, and whatever. Because it is not a straight story. There are difficulties and challenges . . . but sticking to your convictions knowing that there will be failure; you get up, dust yourself up and move to it.”
He also charged them to refrain from associating with companies that will be stumbling blocks to their pursuits, and seek the betterment of others in their strive for greatness.
“…and really, don’t be wrongfully yoked. Don’t go with people who are negative or mediocrity, etc. But have that firm character and values; a conviction that the change can occur and that within you is the power to do that,” he said.
“And it’s also about thinking about what will make the lives of other people better—that giving, passion, and creating value for people to live a better life, and that will do,” he continued.
Also speaking at the program, CEO of MTN-Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh encouraged the entrepreneurs to believe in their pursuits despite the lack of support they may receive.
He said, “I wanted to change my direction from civil engineering into technology. There was a lot of negativity and I was seen to be stubborn and I was seen to be a truant. And it made no sense to many people around me. My vision was the right one but the voices around me were super-negative, and if I had listened to those voices, I probably wouldn’t be here today talking to you. We have to believe in the voices that we here from within. And remember, greatness is rare, and so are the voices of support. And it’s only when you believe enough, that you would act and act, and continue to act even when you have obstacles in front of you.”
Story by: Laurence J. Mate-Kodjo | universnewsroom.com