“How do you transform an economy and avoid situations like those experienced in Zimbabwe and Venezuela? This key question raised at the World Economic Forum on Africa among 50 Global Shapers selected to participate requires close consideration.
The Independent Entrepreneurship Group believes both are possible and even intertwined: transformation through an open economy that ends exclusion and removes barriers, while protecting all through the rule of law.
Here are Ineng’s answers direct from the grass-roots of our workshops with the brave entrepreneurial heroes driving economic growth:
Instead of restricting property rights, we need to expand it to all
Instead of limiting trade, we need to access open markets and get rid of red tape for a fair free market
Instead of more government empowerment, we need individual empowerment, so families and communities can prosper, not a political elite alone, from whatever party or faction holds power at any given time.