NABCO: Enterprise Ghana Interview, All Questions and Answers
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From the 11th July 2018 to the 17th of the same month and year, Enterprise Ghana module applicants would have to report at their districts for their NABCo Interview per the already booked appointment date.
To prepare for the interview, here are questions and answers as well as some other useful information.
About the Enterprise Ghana Module
Enterprise Ghana is the NABCO’s module designed to assist with the effort to industrialize all parts of the country.
Current policy initiative is geared towards:
- a district industrial drive under the One District One Factory initiative; and
- the drive to stimulate existing industries. Under both initiatives, opportunities exist for the recruitment of graduates, by the private sector into both the existing factories and the new factories being built.
Two areas offer immediate opportunities for the NABCO:
- the Health and Safety regime of Ghana (Ghana Standards could drive safety standards in collaboration with the Factories Inspectorate Department);
- Export Promotion under the One District One Product campaign (Ghana Exports Promotion, Ghana EXIM Bank and Ministry of Business Development to train and engage ‘Made in Ghana Ambassadors’)
Enterprise Ghana Direct Questions
Is your district part of the first phase of the One District One Factory initiative and what factory would be set up here?
What are your views on Made in Ghana products?
I believe made in Ghana products are good and have occasionally patronised them. However, I think the lack of standards in the local production Industry has led to a few unscrupulous individuals producing substandard goods to be used as a yardstick to say made in Ghana goods are bad.
I believe Made in Ghana goods are wonderful and with the right support, enabling environment and standardisation, they will be able to compete with products from abroad both locally and internationally.
Why choose Enterprise Ghana?
I believe the development of Ghana is in empowering people and creating jobs by providing goods and services relevant to the everyday person.
As a degree Holder in Economics from the University of Ghana, one of the things I have realised is that this country can grow and be better is both public and private enterprises are given the support needed to succeed.
I therefore chose this module to be a part of those who will be delivering the much needed support to our local enterprises.
Together, we can make Ghana great.
Enterprise Ghana General Questions
What is the difference between a small business and a sole proprietorship?
Small businesses are privately owned corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships that have fewer employees and/or less annual revenue than a regular-sized business or corporation.
Sole Proprietorship refers to a type of business a type of enterprise that is owned and run by one natural person and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business entity.
Therefore, some small businesses are sole proprietorships.
What do you know about the Ghana Export Promotion Authority?
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is the National Export Trade Support Institution of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) responsible for the facilitation, development and promotion of Ghanaian exports.
It was established by Act 396 in 1969 as an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry with the mandate to develop and promote Ghanaian exports.
The focus of GEPA has primarily been to diversify Ghana’s export base from the traditional Gold and other unprocessed minerals, Cocoa Beans, Timber Logs and Lumber.
What are some of the services GEPA provides?
The services the Ghana Export Promotion Authority provides are:
- Export training
- International market research
- Trade fairs and market missions
- Personal advisory services
- Driving national export awareness
Through all of the above services, GEPA stimulates the awareness among the business community to get involved in international trade. It is the surest way to generate the much-needed revenues for the economic development of the country.
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About the One District One Factory Initiative
One District One Factory initiative was instituted by His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to address the challenge of slow economic growth at the district level.
The initiative aims to achieve this through a massive private sector-led nationwide industrialisation drive, which will equip and empower communities to utilise their local resources in manufacturing products that are in high demand both locally and internationally.
This will allow the country to reap the rewards of industrialisation, increase agricultural and manufacturing output, reduce reliance on imports and increase food availability.
The programme is expected to facilitate the creation of between 7,000 to 15,000 jobs per district and between 1.5 million and 3.2 million jobs nationwide by end of 2020.
Objectives of the One District One Factory Initiative
One likely question an Enterprise Ghana candidate may face at the interview is the objectives of the One District One Factory Initiative. Here are some:
- Increase job creation
- Promote rural income generation through grass-roots participation in industrial and commercial activities
- Promote import substitution for currency stability
- Promote income generation for a wide range of producers
- Increase revenues through exports
- Attract and Improve profitability of investors
- Provide necessary incentive to increase the yield of domestic output.
One District One Factory Target Industries
- Input/Raw material Production (For groups/cooperatives)
- Agro Processing and business
- Textiles and Clothing
- Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics
- Waste Management
- Distribution and Trading
- Tourism, Arts and Crafts
General NABCO Questions
Please tell us something about yourself
My name is Saraphine Nkansah. I graduated from the University of Ghana with a second class upper division in 2016. Between that time and now, I have successfully completed my National Service, as a teaching assistant on the University Campus. I possess a strong sense of dedication to every work I do and I am most passionate about my country Ghana and helping it to become better. I belive the future of Ghana lies in Industralisation.
What do you know about NABCO?
This question seeks to find out how much you know about the programme.
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme is a government initiative to address graduate unemployment to solve social problems.
The focus of the initiative will be solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection.
Government is seeking to employ 100,000 graduates in solving public service delivery in health, education, agriculture, technology, governance and drive revenue mobilization and collection. All trainees will be paid a monthly stipend of GHS 700.
You can continue by stating the objectives of the programme:
- Provide temporary employment to unemployed graduates
- Improve skills and employability for the transition from programme to permanent employment
- Improve public service delivery
- Improve government revenue mobilization
- To provide needed infrastructure to improve access to basic public services
What do you expect to gain out of this temporary role?
Let them know you are not in for the money but for skills as well.
From the NABCO website, it is clear that the programme will take 3 years. I also understand that during the time, I will gain skills and experience, and I am very interested in getting those, especially as I look forward to getting fully employed in the future.
What has your Job Search Experience been like?
Be truthful and tell them about some problems you faced while getting employed if any.
After completing the University of Ghana, I had my National Service in the Central Region. It has been difficult getting a job even though I adopted both online and offline searches. Therefore, when I heard about NABCO, I decided to apply as I will not only be working, but I will also gain skills.
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