34 Ghanaian beneficiaries of $100 million TEEP Visit UBA Ghana

UBA Ghana has played host to The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) entrepreneurs from Ghana. Led by its President, Sheila Osei Boakye, the TEEP entrepreneurs paid a courtesy call on the management of UBA Ghana on Tuesday August 18, 2015 to introduce themselves.  
Ghana TEEP Entrepreneurs 

The thirty-four (34) Ghanaian Entrepreneurs are currently participating in the ongoing Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, which seeks to provide seed equity of $10,000.00 to each of the winning 1000 entrepreneurs across Africa.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has committed a total fund of $100 million to grow 10,000 African entrepreneurs, create 1 million jobs and add $10 billion annual revenue across Africa within the next decade.

 The Deputy Managing Director of UBA Ghana, Mr Usman Isiaka, welcomed the entrepreneurs congratulating them for going through the rigorous selection process.  He advised the entrepreneurs to imbibe some of the sterling qualities of Mr. Tony Elumelu (C.O.N) that made him a successful global investor.

 “Mr. Elumelu is a visionary and an energetic person that dares to dream and follows his dream with action; and sees business opportunities and challenges far ahead of his contemporaries” said Mr. Isiaka.

He called on the TEEP Ghana members to practice these principles in order to excel in their respective business ideas that won them the TEEP Award advising them to remember Mr. Elumelu’s statement “Africans are the only people who can develop Africa.”

 He said it was Mr. Elumelu’s believe in Africa that had led him to invest in African businesses and created a platform to turn entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.

 Mr. Isiaka also assured them of UBA Ghana’s readiness is to support them in the growth of their respective businesses with a robust bouquet of products and services.
Sheila Osei Boakye, President of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) Ghana, on behalf of the entrepreneurs thanked the bank for a warm reception while expressing her appreciation to the Tony Elumelu Foundation for investing in the team.

 She also solicited for the bank’s support in their operational activities to help them achieve their goal of contributing to the growth of the private sector in Ghana; and the economy at large.

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