View Full Version : Tonyi Senayah, Young Ghanaian shoemaker/entrepreneur Soaring Higher

25th July 2012, 03:40 AM

A programme aimed at providing a platform for young African entrepreneurs, has been organized for over sixty (60) young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana was represented by Mr. Tonyi Senayah of Horsemanshoes and Ms Dorinda Saah of Dream Environment.

The Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership are to provide these entrepreneurs professional exchange and entrepreneurial hands-on training.

Welcoming the participants, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said, they believe strongly in the future of Africa, and their goal is to be a partner and a friend helping lead the way into the kind of future that is so well deserved.

President Obama and his Administration she added have made building strong partnerships with the people of Africa a key element of their foreign policy, because they are convinced that the story of the 21st century will be written in large part by African citizens.

She urged them to use their talents and skills to help bring greater prosperity, progress, and a better future to all of the people whose efforts so desperately need to be supported and encouraged them to educate Americans about their home countries and the exciting new developments underway on the continent.

The programme featured sessions with inspirational business leaders and entrepreneurs. Participants were placed Cities in the American workplace and exposed to cultural aspects of American life. This training was to enhance U.S.-Africa collaboration to promote business innovation, investment, and social responsibility activities in Africa.

They also interacted with speakers visiting from institutions such as the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, and McKinsey & Company. They also heard from top U.S. government officials, including Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and high-level representatives from Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum and USAID.

The Ghanaian shoemaker, Mr. Senayah, said, the world is becoming smaller and competition is becoming keener, so he would like to encourage other young entrepreneurs to step up their game, strive for excellence and quality in their products and services in order to be competitive.

He expressed gratitude to the US government and the American Embassy, Ghana for giving them this opportunity and to the JTA Group in Denver Colorado for opening their doors to for his internship.

The Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership is this yearís contribution to the Obama Administrationís Presidentís Young African Leadersí Initiative - a long-term effort to develop an enduring and productive U.S.-Africa relationship with the continentís youth.

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
25th July 2012, 03:53 PM
Congrats to the boy shoemaker hehe