Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables has encouraged women to be industrious and take up leadership positions tobroaden and advance the governance system in the country.
She urged young women Entrepreneurs not to be stagnant, but become purposeful, focus and pursue their business plans with determination and as well sustained their gains and legacy for future outcomes.
The day is set asideto recognize the immense contributions of women across the globe in nation building. This year’s global theme is “Balance for Better”, which provides a united direction to guide and galvanize continuous action on gender balance issues.
She stated that gender balance was essential for economies and commodities to thrive, stressing that collective action and responsibility sharing was critical for a gender-balanced
world and critical to development. She encouraged women to get involved in the country’s governance system to be productive, calling for greater representation in the governance process to exhibit their talent and potential in national development.
“Women had a special gift and when its well harness and nurtured would spur economic development, she added.
The 2016 Outstanding Industrialist award winner said the private sector complement government interventions in the socio-economic development, adding that, an effective enabling environment was critical for the sector to expand and employ more
people. Giving highlights about her beginning as an astute Entrepreneur, Quartey-Papafio said she started trading at age nine, selling kerosene, but her willingness to succeed at all
times made her to develop a niche around the power sector.
“The idea to venture into the power sector came to mind when we needed to install electrical cables for our building, and had to import electrical cables for the project. Upon sober reflection, we taught it prudent to manufacture electrical cables for the Ghanaian market and later export the products to some African countries- Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Togo”, she added.