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Entrepreneurship Will Cure Africa’s Poverty



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LSE is one of Britain’s prestigious schools and I was not surprised many people wondered why we were there.


Britain respects its prestigious institutions and those who attend them.


I was not surprised I was given the best attention, especially by those who were not in LSE.


MUBS has earned its position among universities as a leading institution in entrepreneurship education.


It was for this reason that I was nominated as an Advisor for the conference.


The Ghanaian President ably brought out what Africa is doing at the moment in addressing entrepreneurship.


He recounted the effort in Ghana in skilling young people to enable them overcome the problem of unemployment.


I could see that what Ghana is doing is more or less what Uganda is doing like the skills development programme, finance for the youth among other programmes.


Entrepreneurship has now become the panacea for Africa’s poverty issues.


MUBS started teaching entrepreneurship in the early 1990s today we have a degree certificate diploma among others.


MUBS also conducts a skills development for its undergraduate students as part of its effort to create entrepreneurship awareness among its students.


It also has other programmes at the entrepreneurship centre that are tailored to kick-start business.


Unfortunately, the response from the students is lukewarm.


In the business plan competition, the ideas being generated are not cutting edge.


Students still look toward seeking employment from government or big organisations.


It is always said that what is required is change in the mindset.


MUBS has attempted this but the outcome is still dismal. At the LSE summit, it was clear that the issues in Africa are the same.


The issues of gender, youth unemployment, lack of access to finance were the same things raised by the different authors.


What amazed me most was Prof. Tim the Head of department of international development at the LSE as he could speak Madi, Acholi, Luo and has lived in Uganda for some time.


He is one of the best minds in international development at the LSE.


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