An entrepreneur and CEO of Horseman Shoes is calling on the Nana Akufo-Addo government to build capacities of local businesses as it seeks to fulfill its campaign promises.
Tonyi Senayah who is vigorously looking forward to expanding his business said no business man or woman is waiting for government to put money in his pocket. What we are looking for is a better business environment to take advantage of, he said.
He was speaking on Joy FM’s Ghana Connect program, Friday which was dedicated to gauging the level of confidence Ghanaian entrepreneurs and business men have in the new government to turn the economy around.
Nana Akufo-Addo in his first state of the nation address in Parliament on Tuesday promised a new Ghana premised on a buoyant economy.
Despite the many challenges facing the economy including, a debt regime of Ȼ122 billion which is 74% of GDP, high fiscal deficit which is above 10%, a heavily indebted energy sector, President Nana Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians he was not voted into power to complain about the challenges. His call to duty is to fix the challenges.
“This economy will not collapse under my watch,” he vowed and called on all Ghanaians as well investors across the world to come and do business in Ghana.
His call appears to have resonated with a lot of business men and women across the world some of whom were ready to invest in the country.
On Ghana Connect program, some of the business men were excited about the opportunities the new government seek to create for business men.
Tony Senaya said Nana Akufo-Addo was able to convince a lot of Ghanaians to vote for him and should be able to ride on that huge influence to turn the economy around.
He said he is charged and ready to take advantage of the opportunities the new government is promising.
He would however wish that the government will be able to implement the law on rent which makes it illegal for land lords to charge two to three years rent advance.
He said if government makes it possible for local companies to acquire new machines and removes import duties on raw materials, businesses will begin to expand and employ more Ghanaians which will generally boost the economy.