Trade Minister commends McDan Group for creating jobs

Alan Kyerematen has lauded the CEO of McDan Group for his contribution to job creation in the country

Alan Kyerematen, the Minister for Trade and Industry has commended the chief executive officer of the McDan Group of companies, Daniel McKorley for his impact in creating jobs for the youth across the country through his entrepreneurial establishments.

Kyerematen made the commendation during the official launch of an autobiography of Daniel McKorley in Accra last Friday.

“There could be no better testimony of the power of entrepreneurship than the life and history of the man that we are celebrating tonight. That is why I wish we could all join in extending very hearty congratulations to McDan… “

Kyerematen also charged the youth to learn from the success story of Daniel McKorley.

” This must be an inspiration to the youth of our country. The most critical challenge confronting us as a nation is to create jobs. Every year 300,000 young people graduate from our tertiary institutions,” he said.

Kyerematen added, “it is clear from our own development history and the history of countries that have achieved superlative growth around the world that you do not solve the problem of employment through the public sector. It is only through private sector development that you can deal substantively with the challenge of unemployment.”


The 268-page book, titled “The Path of an Eagle” which was written by McKorley himself and traces his journey and rise to success.

It also highlights his philanthropic projects, entrepreneurial path and his strive to achieving his goal as a businessman.

The book which has a sub caption “Despair, Hope and Glory” also guides young entrepreneurs on how to deploy time, discipline, commitment and skills to ensure great success in their businesses.

Dr McKorley in his address said he has learnt a lot from astute leaders including President Akufo-Addo and South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela.

“I’ve found some secrets in Nana Addo; what I’ve learnt from him is the word patience. He has taught me how to be patient in everything I do… I’ve also learnt from a few leaders like Nelson Mandela how to forgive. As a leader, you don’t have to be petty.”

The ceremony was attended by government officials, stakeholders and delegations of traditional rulers from the Ga communities lead by the Ga Mantse Nii Takie Teiko Tsuru II and representatives of the overlord of Dagbon Yaa-Naa Abubakari Mahama II.

Andrew Sepa

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