A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by two entities in Ghana’s non-profit space towards developing a unified platform to provide technical and material support to either party to achieve the supreme benefit of their targeted beneficiaries.
The MoU was signed between Agrico Hub Ghana, a Business Innovation Hub that uses innovative business development and digital technology solutions to support youth and women in early-stage start-ups, Agribusiness, Trade & Commerce and Services with head office at Techiman and Ghana Chamber of Entrepreneurs with Disability, an organization that seeks to build the capacity of entrepreneurs with a disability to enhance them to start and grow sustainable businesses to enhance their socio-economic wellbeing.
The two entities in a joint statement agreed to provide technical assistance to carry out activities that will improve the support they provide to entrepreneurs with disabilities. Together, their contributions to specific developmental goals would be captured on a proposed dashboard and effectively managed to maximize impact.
The agreement is also expected to provide social entrepreneurs and other entities in the Bono East ecosystem, with insight into efficient and strategic planning and the opportunity to make an impact and achieve sustainable development.
Since mainstream employment opportunities for people with disabilities are not hitting the targets hoped for, and poverty is a real and common risk for people with disabilities because they have limited opportunities to earn an income, it is important to look at partnership as another possible option to combat the many barriers which lead to widespread unemployment and underemployment within the disability community.
It was noted that there are many benefits to engaging people with disabilities, including an expanded pool of talent, the ability to meet workforce needs, a diversified and inclusive workforce, and creative business solutions and goodwill among customers. In order to carry out and fulfill the aims of the agreement, each party has the obligation to appoint an appropriate person(s) to represent its organization and to coordinate the implementation of activities.
The MOU was jointly signed by Mr. George Antwi-Boasiako (CEO, Agrico Hub) for Agrico Hub and Mr. Alex Tettey (President, GCED) for Ghana Chamber of Entrepreneurs with Disability (GCED).
Source: Agrico Hub Ghana,