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200 Ghanaian SMEs to access IFC business training

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ifcThe International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed new agreements with Fidelity Bank and the Association of Oil Marketing Companies to increase access to business training in Ghana.

According to the World Bank’s private arm, the two-year agreements will allow “200 small and medium enterprises in Ghana” to access its Business Edge training programme in the country.”

The IFC announced this February 19, 2013 saying the programme will help “entrepreneur’s gain the skills needed to succeed and supporting small business growth in the country”.

In a a statement, Mary-Jean Moyo, IFC Senior Country Manager for Ghana, said the IFC puts a high priority on encouraging entrepreneurship in Ghana, which is supported by new partnerships and the expansion of the Business Edge solution.

“More robust small and medium enterprises are critical to creating jobs and generating growth for Ghana,” Moyo added.

Business Edge is an important part of IFC’s strategy to support smaller businesses in Africa. The interactive product has already helped more than 100,000 entrepreneurs in emerging markets improve their skills and profitability.

By Ekow Quandzie

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