Ghanaian Fintech, Zeepay has agreed with iCODE, a Takoradi-based technology and business innovation hub for technical and financial cooperation to support startup entrepreneurs in the Western Region.
Through the cooperation, people in the region will be challenged to come up with innovative and bankable business ideas through a series of hackathons and pitch events with support from Zeepay.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Takoradi, the Chief Executive of iCODE, Prince Bonney said, the focus is to help the teeming unemployed youth come out with business ideas that will be supported to grow.
CEO of iCODE Prince Bonney and CEO Zeepay, Andrew Takyi Appiah
For his part, the CEO of Zeepay, Andrew Takyi Appiah said the agreement with iCODE is in line with their plans to reach out and help as many people as possible in the western region as they are doing in other parts of Africa.
“This will go a long way to develop the ties in the Western Region but iCODE in particular, we are also very excited about the fact it will also help free and energize the local economy,” Mr Appiah said.
He said the fact that the pandemic, has been one of the things that have hit the world the hardest and he personally believe some of the efforts put in place are going to help open up a local economy, help develop talents, reaffirm and boost the confidence of local talents and hopefully some of the initiatives grown in Accra come out in the West.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah was impressed with the effort of young entrepreneurs to move the region along its development through business innovators.