Forty under 40 Awards nomination a motivation to do more – Adeline Kufour

Forty under 40 Awards nomination a motivation to do more – Adeline Kufour

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Women’s Empowerment and Investment Group(WEIG), Mrs Adeline Akufo-Addo Kufuor has expressed appreciation following her nomination for this year’s Forty under 40 Awards.

According to her she feels honoured for such recognition for her contribution to women empowerment and national development.

Speaking to The Spectator, Mrs Kufour said, “this nomination motivates me to do more to support the  young women.”

She stated that she would continuously support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) among others to create more opportunities for many people in the country.

She said that, the women-led Ghanaian Investment Holding Company was set up to efficiently channel capital into high-potential SMEs that prioritised female empowerment and entrepreneurship.

She explained that WEIG did this by making permanent capital investments of between $200,000 and $2 million in women-focused greenfield and brownfield businesses/business opportunities in Africa’s “KINGS” economies namely Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal of which Ghana is its launch and primary focus country.

The group has been supporting local dressmakers with contracts to produce PPE’s. The aim of this is to minimise job losses in the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEIG in collaboration with Annan Capital Partners (ACP) and GUBA, has teamed up to offer seed investment to women-owned and Ghana-based Small and Medium Businesses.

This seed investment is part of an initiative to uplift SMBs currently affected by the pandemic.

She is the Co-founder of The Lotte Accra, an African Luxury Concept Store which curates and houses high-quality African luxury and lifestyle goods.

Adeline Kufour holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and a Law degree.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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