Prez. Akufo-Addo donates ₵50,000 to the winner of Season 4 of Presidential Pitch

Prez. Akufo-Addo donates ₵50,000 to the winner of Season 4 of Presidential Pitch

Relu Interractives have been adjudged the winner of Season 4 of the Presidential Pitch. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pledged a personal 50,000 Ghana Cedis The winner took home a cash prize of 150,000 Ghana Cedis cash. Other winners including participants who couldn’t make it to the 10 finalists received, 30,000, 50,000, 70,000, and 120,000 Ghana Cedis each.

Participants will be provided with continued business advisory services, mentoring and any form of support to help them grow. They will be attached to top Ghanaian companies to study to gain knowledge to be able to expand their operations.

In his welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship, and Innovations Programme-NEIP, Kofi Ofosu Nkansah advised the contestants to consider themselves as global entrepreneurs to produce products that meet both local and international standards.

He noted that President Akufo-Addo is determined to create an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs to thrive and enables job creators.

Mr. Nkansah also congratulated the finalists of this year’s event and urged them to continue to work hard to expand their businesses and create jobs for the youth.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo said all the 10 finalists of this year’s Presidential Pitch Programme would, over the next three years, receive free mentorship, coaching and business advice services.

While congratulating all 10 finalists, aged between 18 and 35, the President urged them to work hard, expand their businesses, create more jobs, and support the growth of the Ghanaian economy.

He disclosed that the Presidential Pitch is a government initiative aimed at supporting young men and women who have defied the odds to enter business.

He paid tribute to finalists of the past three seasons who have created a total of 700 direct and indirect jobs, mostly in rural communities, and stressed the need to encourage entrepreneurship in the country to help turn the country’s economy around.

President Akufo-Addo believes that entrepreneurship is a vital component of the country’s economic growth. The president made a cash donation of 50,000 Ghana Cedis to the winner of the Season 4 Presidential Pitch.