Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has called for investment in manpower to match investors’ vision and ideas.
She said investing in the requisite manpower would ensure good returns on investments in the country’s economy.
The CEO therefore called for a shift in mindset to provide a mix of creativity, experiential learning and skills building.
Mrs Trebarh, in a speech read on her behalf at the first Education Camp Conference held in Koforidua, Eastern Region, called for the strengthening of collaboration between private and government training institutions and industry to shape the current and future skills requirements and demands of industry for all sectors of the economy.
Mrs. Trebarh said innovation and entrepreneurship could help improve education, stating that education in primary and secondary levels should be aimed at developing creativity, initiative, inventiveness and personal qualities that are necessary to adapt to the changing world.
She said as part of government’s policy to increase supply and improve entrepreneurial management skills in all sectors of the economy, a National Entrepreneurship Seminar was organised by her outfit in March last year to ensure the building of a more entrepreneurial economy.
Mrs. Trebarh said GIPC also embarked on an annual nationwide investment outreach programme aimed at meeting the local content requirements of the Centre’s investment promotion mandate, as well as providing a platform to identify and collate domestic data on various investment projects and opportunities.
Very Reverend Abraham Osei Donkor, Headmaster of Ghana Senior High School in Koforidua, who was a participant, called on stakeholders to plan consistently to ensure that resources and infrastructure are delivered to ensure quality education.