Registrar General Department in collaboration with Pyxera Global, a non-Governmental Organisation have organized a business registration training programme to register over 200 small and medium scale enterprises in the Sekondi-Takoradi of the Western Region.
The training which was funded by Master Card Foundation is an exercise provided to enable the SMEs to embrace business opportunities and to grow and expand their businesses in the COVID-19 pandmic era.
The Programmes Director of Pyxera Global, Kofi Koomson, in an interview, said the training would formalize the operations of the SMEs and encode them in a data for proper documentation and easily identification.
He explained that, the ravages of COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected businesses especially, small and medium scale enterprises. He added that, through the government COVID-19 recovery plan, some were able to revive their business through the stimulus package whiles others were unable to benefit owing to the lack of business registration certificates and proper documentation.
“We are working closely with the Registrar General’s Department, to help these businesses to formalize. We’ve realised that the government attention is actually turning to the growth of SMEs, so what we hope to do is to help these businesses register and get formalised with Registrar General Department and by so doing they will be able to position their businesses to embrace some of these opportunities and support,” he posited.
He admonished business owners to take advantage of the platform available, since it will turn their fortunes and create greater opportunities for them to embrace but since they are not registered it has become difficult for them to grab these opportunities.”
“They are always at the mercy of middlemen who use them to secure bigger contracts oh their hindsight” he added.
The Covid 19 Recovery and Resilience Programme is aimed at helping ten thousand micro small and medium scale enterprises in the country and is majorly skewed towards women-owned businesses. The programme is absolving fifty per cent of the total registration fee of sixty Ghana Cedis.
The participants who were satisfied with the training thanked the organisers for the privilege and entreats other business owners to take the advantage of the programme to get their businesses registered for better.
Source: Ghananest.com|Matthew O. A. Dadzie