The young Rwandans arrived at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana on Monday 17th October 2021. During their week-long stay in Ghana, the youth will also attend YouthConnekt Africa Summit scheduled between 20th and 22nd October 2021.
They will also explore business opportunities in Ghana, interact with fellow entrepreneurs and seek together how to market their products at the global market.
Rwanda’s ambassador to Ghana, Dr. Aissa Kirabo Kacyira has said that the business trip is significant to the recovery of businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
“Covid-19 pandemic has largely shaken businesses but we have embarked on the journey towards recovery. We are glad to be organizing programs aimed at supporting businesses particularly SMEs and helping them to expand footprints and benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area [AfCFTA],” he said.
The tour was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Culture in partnership with Rwanda’s Embassy in Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The young entrepreneurs have businesses from different fields including, Agro-Processing, ICT, tourism and Cultural Creative arts.
The business trip follows the first batch of 50 entrepreneurs who went to Kenya for similar tour in 2019.