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GUBA CAREERS CONNECTS THE DIASPORA TO GHANA

A full capacity audience of graduates and working professionals attended the GUBA Careers event at Clyde & Co in London on Saturday 10th February, 2018.

Dubbed ‘The Diaspora Transition 2018’, the event focused on bridging the gap between professionals in the Diaspora and companies in Ghana by connecting young professionals looking to move to Ghana with recruiters from several organisations.

The event also focused on equipping participants with advice and practical steps to repatriation and finding employment in Ghana.

His Excellency Papa Owusu_Ankomah

In a keynote address, His Excellency, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK & Ireland, said the Ghanaian government has introduced various programmes to boost youth employment. He said the government’s policy initiative, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), for example, is expected to create a supportive system for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs of up to 35 years old, tax holidays of up to five years for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, and tax holidays for start-ups based on the number of people they employ.

“There have also been an introduction of tax credits and other incentives for companies that hire young graduates of tertiary institutions.” he added.

Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio, Director of the Diaspora Office at the Office of the President of Ghana and representatives from the Ghana Regulatory Agency, Messers Julius Kantum and Samuel Sakyi Duodu led thought provoking conversations on the routes to obtaining Ghanaian citizenship, pointers for tax and overcoming the hurdles of customs.

Mr Edward Effah, Group CEO of Fidelity Bank (Ghana) and Mrs Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa – Express Wifi at Facebook shared their inspirational stories of transitioning back to Ghana and how they overcame the hurdles that came their way. They also shared the GUBA vision and encouraged the audience to return home but make the necessary preparations before making the transition.

In her closing address, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the GUBA Enterprise, Dentaa Amoateng MBE, urged Ghanaians in the Diaspora to take advantage of the economic upturn in Ghana.

The Transition Panel

“As British-Ghanaians, the onus is on us to look towards our motherland with a sense of patriotism that compels us to sacrifice ourselves and our resources to its development.” she said

She explained that past and present governments have made it a matter of policy to reach out to members of the Diaspora and thus wants to use GUBA Careers to bridge the gap between the Diaspora and Ghana.

The GUBA Careers 2018 was sponsored by commodity training and processing company, ECOM Ghana and global law firm, Clyde and Co.

To get updates on job opportunities, go to: www.gubacareers.co.uk

GUBA CAREERS TO BRIDGE DIASPORA TRANSITION GAP

GUBA Enterprise has announced that the Second Edition of its careers event, GUBA Careers, will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at the London offices of reputable UK law firm – Clyde & Co.

Dubbed “The Diaspora Transition” or “TDT”, the event aims to bridge the gap between professionals in the diaspora and companies in Ghana. Over 20 recruiters from industries such as business, politics, law, technology, banking, media and real estate will meet and interact with individuals who are interested in moving to Ghana. Tickets are currently available for the event and can be purchased via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guba-careers-presents-the-diaspora-transition-tickets-40183018490

Dentaa Amoateng MBE, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the GUBA Enterprise said the event seeks to assist people with integration into Ghana by providing advice on the career opportunities and challenges with transitioning back home.

“With Ghana’s new government focused on establishing relationships with the diaspora community, GUBA Careers is a key opportunity for members of the diaspora to integrate into the Ghanaian society and contribute their skills and investment into the country’s development”, she added. The event and vision has been greatly endorsed by the Ghanaian government and the Diaspora Office of the President of Ghana will be in attendance.

Speakers on the day include Ms. Uche Odofile, Regional Head, Africa – Express Wifi at Facebook, Mr Edward Effah – CEO of Fidelity Bank Ghana, Mr Akwasi Ababio – Director of the Diaspora Office of the President, Hon. Ibrahim Awal – Minister of Business and Development, Mr Thomas Baafi – CEO of B Systems and Mr Rahul Gopinath – Regional Director for ECOM Agro Industrial Corporation. ECOM Agro Industrial Corporation are proud sponsors of the GUBA Careers event.

TDT will be a one-day event filled with valuable information and insider knowledge to aid in a smooth transition into the Ghanaian job industry. As part of the programme, attendees will participate in workshops, interviews, TED style talks and networking sessions.

For more information and registration, visit www.gubacareers.co.uk.