Government has completed about 37 Business Resource Centres (BRCs) across the country to help unearth some exciting, young entrepreneurs, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

Addressing Parliament on the State of the Nation on Thursday, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his government is fully committed to supporting the growth of small enterprises in the country.

He said, “I am looking forward to the Business Resource Centres being built, helping the country to unearth some exciting, young entrepreneurs. 37 of them have been completed, we are building 30 more.”

According to the President, “These centres are one-stop enterprise support centres that provide a full range of business development services, investment facilitation and information services to entrepreneurs, and business enterprises at the district level.”

The BRCs are all being equipped with modern IT infrastructure, and networked through a virtual private network, to facilitate efficient delivery of their operations.

The President on Sunday, 16th February 2020, commissioned a newly constructed Business Resource Centre (BRC) at Kadjebi in the Akan Constituency, in the Oti Region.

In November 2019, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, indicated that “the BRCs will offer support services to contribute to the One-District-One Factory initiative, including adopting a more transformative approach to strategically integrating rural informal smallholder raw material supply base into corporate entities along various commodity value chains that have been identified to be relevant the 1D1F projects.”

The Minister for Trade added that “it would also serve as the intermediaries to facilitate the organisation and establishment of the relationship between various actors in these value chains.”

With all districts in the country going to be beneficiaries of the newly constructed and equipped BRCs, Alan 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.”
The operations of the BRCs will be regulated by the National Board for Small-Scale Industries.

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