The Chief Executive Officer, of the United Logistics Company has underscored the tremendous growth of young women entrepreneurs in south Saharan Africa, especially Liberia since the establishment of the Global Entrepreneurship by the United States.
Mr. Eric Hage, a Liberian businessman said women entrepreneurs in post-conflict economies have other the years faced with lots of challenges at embryonic stages such as vision and management; access to finance and markets; and access to role models and networks, with the women of Liberia being no exception.
Mr. Hage who is one of Liberia’s youthful motivational individual noted that the complexity and risk of having to start business over due to political instability and limited infrastructure of most south Saharan countries which render these striving and angelic women frustrated and thus shattering dreams of becoming excellent entrepreneurs in their respective business engagements.
“Women of Liberia are significantly grateful to the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for the strides she has made in the advancement and attainment of the rightful place for women not only in Liberia but Africa as a continent and all women across the world.
He recalled that since ascendancy of the President, there have been a profound political and technical will for the establishment and identification of operational lessons and proposes recommendations on how to support women entrepreneurs and contribute meaningful ways to their economic empowerment especially in the transition from post-conflict to reconstruction and development.
Hage further congratulated the President for continuously highlighting obstacles faced by women in Liberia, south Saharan Africa, and other parts of the world in reaching greater heights in the world of business such as, limited financial infrastructure, restricted access to markets, and most importantly, insufficient networks to support women entrepreneurs, stifle efforts to create sustainable solutions for women entrepreneurs.
Mr. Eric Hage made the statement when he served as keynote speaker at program marking the observance of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, held recently in Monrovia under the theme: “Women First, Prosperity for All”, held at the iCampus, on Carey Street, Snapper Hill.
Mr. Hage speaking further congratulated all countries across the world particularly the United States of America and Asian economic giant- The Republic of India for their tremendous strides in rebuilding the confidence of Women in surmounting major challenges in the world of business.
“Today, as we envisage the observance of the 8th annual Entrepreneurship Summit-GES, in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017, let us be reminded that to focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally as contained in this year’s global theme” Women First, Prosperity for All” resonate in our minds and hearts to collectively form acceptable links that are vital to sustaining business growth between governments and the private sector, and continuously gather together global participants to showcase projects, exchange ideas, and champion new opportunities for investment of young entrepreneurs particularly Women”. Eric Hage cautioned.