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 -Isaac Amoako Mensah Speaks @ Horasis Conference

By Kwabena Adu Koranteng

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Classic A Model Ghana limited (CAGL), Isaac Amoako Mensah, has suggested that entrepreneurs in Africa must develop skills that will enable them create jobs on the continent to absorb the ever increasing young population.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Horasis seminar organized in Portugal by the Portigues government in partnership with the city of Cascais Mr Amoako Mensah said there is the need to formalize entrepreneurship training in schools and make it pragmatic for all.

“We need to formalize it in our schools so that we don’t have people just coming out of school and say they are looking for jobs. we need to have job creators especially when you take the continent of Africa, we are looking at about half of the youth of the world coming from Africa in the next two to three years   so we need to have a conscious effort to ensure that these youth end up having something to do for themselves and others,” he stated   in an interview with the international media.

 

The 3rd Horasis Global Meeting brought over 600 leaders together from more than 70 countries, representing business, government, academia, civil society. The theme of the meeting was, Inspiring our Future

Horasis, a global visions community dedicated to inspiring our future, announces the 2018 Horasis Global Meeting to be held in Cascais, Portugal from the 5th-8th of May. The Horasis community of more than 600 selected world leaders, from 70 countries, will gather to discuss this year’s theme, “Inspiring our Future”.

Launched in 2016, the annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. The meetings are held to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today.

Politicians and business leaders met to discuss and devise novel ideas that would help sustain and nurture development in the future. Throughout the four day event, talks and discussions were held on topics such as sustainable development, modelling sustainable migration, blockchain, closing the gender gap, the digital future, embracing AI, youth employment, business as an agent of change, religion’s role in business and many more.

The event gathered   an international roster of the world’s most prominent leaders. Leaders like  Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi, Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia, Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance of Denmark, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, and Mohamed ElBaradei, former Vice-President of Egypt and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize  were present.

About Horasis

Horasis: The Global Visions Community is an independent international organization dedicated to inspiring our future. Horasis hosts annual meetings to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today. Flagship events include the annual Horasis Global Meeting as well as regional summits focusing on China, India, and South East Asia.

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