‘The system isn’t friendly to us’ – Entrepreneur cries out after his request to supply boots to the Police was rejected

A young Ghanaian entrepreneur who makes shoes has accused the Ghana Police Service of denying him the opportunity to supply boots to the service.

The shoemaker, George Nkornyui , who posted the matter on his Facebook timeline said there is no enabling environment for start-ups to flourish in Ghana due to bureaucracies.

His concerns come after  Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta urged the Ghanaian youth not to over-rely on the government for jobs, saying the public payroll was overburdened.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Friday October 15, the minister indicated that 60 percent of Ghana’s revenue is spent on salaries and remuneration for workers on the government’s payroll, and went on to encourage youngsters to venture into entrepreneurship.

“That payroll is full because we are spending some 60 percent of our revenue on remunerating some 650,000 people and that is not sustainable,” said the Minister.

But reacting to the suggestion of Ofori-Atta, the young businessman who operates Viking leather wear narrated how a top official he called “the Quarter Master General” of the Ghana Police Service declined him the opportunity to supply boots to them.

“Upon seeing the boots and testifying of its quality and durability; he bluntly said to me “we can’t help you nor work with you, the Ghana police service doesn’t buy their boots from Ghana,” he alleged.

He continued, “I asked him “sir please can’t you give me just a small quantity to produce for the new recruits?” He said, “we can’t help you.”

Below is his Facebook post: 



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