Govt To Pay Employees Of Women Startups

Women entrepreneurs will now be able to employ people to work for them and help grow their businesses on the payroll of government.

This is according to the Chief Executive of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), John Kumah.

Speaking at the Women In Entrepreneurship Seminar on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, Mr Kumah explained that the employees will be deployed from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and work for the businesses for a period of two years.

He added that the move forms part of government’s agenda to grow businesses.

“You can apply through our office to have personnel posted to your private businesses on the enrolment of the Youth Employment Agency they can be at your businesses for two years on the payroll of government to support you to grow,” he assured.

Mr. Kumah explained that government would continue to add to its initiatives to grow the private sector.

“These are interventions from government and the whole idea is to help the private sector create jobs. Government wants to make sure that we empower people and young people in our communities, so that you become successful in the businesses that you are doing,” he said.

He encouraged businesses to take advantage of all government policies that favored business growth.

The Women In Entrepreneurship Seminar was organized by the Phenomenal Women Club.

About NEIP

NEIP is a flagship policy initiative of the government of Ghana with the primary objective of providing an integrated national support for startups and small businesses.

NEIP primarily focuses on providing business development services; startup incubators and funding for young businesses to enable them grow and become successful.