Prince Kofi Amoabeng

The Chairman of UT Holdings, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, has charged participants of the ‘2022 What I Wish I Knew (WIWIK)’ Conference to take risks in their early years of life.

Drawing references from experiences in his early life, Captain Amoabeng (Rtd) challenged the youth to take risks in their early lives.

According to him, “when you are young, take risk. You have a lot of years ahead of you, you can always correct the mistakes you make and move on. Pick a jump, when you have a dream and you have done reasonable due diligence, take a jump. It’s scary to take a jump, it’s scary but by all means take a jump.”

He added that the youth should not be afraid of making mistakes and that “If you make a mistake, it is not the end of the world”.

Take risk; do not be afraid to fail – Kofi Amoabeng to youth

Asked what he wish he had known earlier in life, Captain Amoabeng (Rtd.) said “I wish I knew I didn’t have to trust people that much. Normally when you are good to people, you expect them to be good back in return, but it doesn’t work out that way. It doesn’t matter how good you are to people some will ditch you. However, God works with good people and bad people but God’s will always prevail’’.

Touching on the principles that have shaped his life and career over the years, he also urged the youth to learn to be frugal.

He admonished participants to save and invest in their bid to raise funds to finance their ideas.

He said that “to start your business, you need your own small capital irrespective of how small it is. It shows your commitment, following which you can pitch your ideas to friends and family”.

Take risk; do not be afraid to fail – Kofi Amoabeng to youth

He also charged the youth to be honest and transparent in all their dealings which could help them attract prospective financiers.

The 8th edition of ‘What I Wish I Knew’ (WIWIK) Conference took place at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on Friday evening, September 23.

The conference was on the theme “Re-envisioning, looking ahead to emerging opportunities”

Other panelists on the day included Professor J. D. Owusu-Sekyere (Vice-Chancellor, Cape Coast Technical University), Franka Maria Andoh (CEO, Jossie’s Cuppa Cappuccino), Dr. Stephen Osei Tutu (Cluster Manager, Calbank Ltd), Myrah Caesar (CEO, PropelED) and Doris Ahiati (CEO, Crescendo Consult). The keynote address was delivered by Petra Aba Asamoah – Head of Sales & Marketing (Akosombo Textiles).

The event was proudly powered by Apex Human Consult and supported by Akosombo Textiles, Bolt, PropelEd, Ravens Consulting GH, CalBank, Crescendo Consult, Benchmark Executive Business School and Ghanaian German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration which is commissioned by BMZ and implemented by GIZ Ghana.

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