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Social Business Academia Conference 2016 held in Paris

By Michael Abayateye
Alhaji Amadu(right) with Prof. Muhammad Yunus
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The Social Business Academia Conference 2016, will end Paris, France today on the topic “Poverty Reduction in Ghana through social entrepreneurship.”

The two-day conference brought together several people from business and academia to discuss how social entrepreneurship can change the life of people especially the youth in Ghana.

The conference is also aimed at encouraging people to acquire skills to create their own businesses and practically eradicate poverty.

It is also to liaise effectively with the business and academic sector to provide the needed assistance for people to venture into entrepreneurship.

Notable among personalities present are Founder of Grameen Bank and noble prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus and Ghana’s Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Afro- Arab Group of Companies, Alhaji Salamu Amadu.

Alhaji Amadu was recently adjudged the Most Promising Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 West African Regional Magazine Achievers Awards in Accra.

The event held on the theme "Removing Trade Barriers Among Countries in West Africa”, was aimed at recognizing businesses making a difference among the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) nations. 
The Afro Arab CEO who was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Ebrahim of Gambia was presented with crystal trophy and a citation.

The citation read, "This is in consideration of your entrepreneurial vision and spirit which led to the creation of the Afro-Arab Group of Companies, a group with nine subsidiaries that has impacted on the socio-economic development of Ghana."

A subsidiary of the Alhaji Amadu's Afro-Arab Group of Companies, Afro-Arab Microfinance was also named the Micro-Finance Company of the Year at the awards.