Social Commentator, Mr. Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has heaped praises on the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong for his contributions towards the economic growth of the country.
Allotey Jacobs said the business mogul is shrewd, therefore, the government needs to engage him in Ghana’s development.
“He’s a very good man. If you know him very well, he is a very very good man. And, very smart. I should use that word, very smart,” he told Original 91.9FM’s Kwaku Owusu Adjei in an exclusive interview.
Speaking on the Adwenekasa socio-political show on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Mr. Jacobs retaliated his call on the government to collaborate with Ghanaian businesses in developing the country adding such partnership is necessary for Ghana’s growth.
“I have always advocated for the government to engage corporate Ghana,” he said, adding “This Aboboyaa [tricycle] and Pragyal originally came from Jospong [Dr. Siaw Agyapong] I quite remember when he met Professor Mills. He took us to his assemble plant and show us how they assemble various tricycles. There was none in Ghana.”
“Today, those things [tricycles] Jospong imported has created employment for almost about thirty percent of the Ghanaian youth,” he asserted.
The former Board member of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), however, noted that the government must take conscious decisions and efforts to support Ghanaian businessmen to attain the billionaire status. Doing so, Allotey Jacobs indicated that, it will translate to job creations and improvement of the standard of living of the citizenry.
“We need to build billions in this country that is what American does. And, that is what Nigeria has done. You look at corporate Ghana and empower serious persons and collaborate with them. The individuals they employ will also be enriched.”
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana