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‘Solutions’ airs tonight on TV3

By: Daniel Ofosu Dwamena
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Cast in the series: Kofi and Ama Ghana
Cast in the series: Kofi and Ama Ghana

The seventh episode of ground-breaking drama series, “Solutions” which seeks to educate and orient small and medium-scale enterprises, as well as potential entrepreneurs airs tonight on Tv3 at 9 p.m.

The programme which use to air on Wednesdays has now been moved to Thursday evenings.

The series, which is being championed by inGenius Africa, a TV and film production house in collaboration with the Premium Bank, has been running on the screens of TV 3 since the first week of December 2017.

The Executive Producer of the drama, Mr Kwame Boadi said the development of the country’s economy could be boosted if factors that hindered SMEs were addressed.

He pointed out some of the challenges which included limited access to business development services, absence of business documentation or records, access to financial services, limited market information and limited use to ICT to enhance business operations.

He said the series ,therefore, sought to remove these challenges through crafted dramas which those in the informal sector could easily relate with.

Recap of the drama
Solutions opens with a statement from Kofi Ghana, the protagonist, listing some of the important elements that one needed to consider when establishing a business.

He said, “Your business does not exist if you do not have a business certificate – you cannot open a bank account, register for Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), help our country develop through taxes and enjoy the many opportunities available for registering businesses.’’

Kofi, who is an entrepreneur himself, goes to the appropriate authorities and registers his business so that it could be reorganised.

He further goes to the Premium Bank, the bank with special affinity to SMEs to open an account and to the Ghana Revenue Authority to pay tax in the name of his business consultancy.

The series, which is at the sixth episode, has identified various challenges that the SMEs sector faced in the country and possible ways of addressing them.

The drama has progressed from the establishment of Kofi’s business consultancy and the Helpstation with a lot of people flooding in for business advice.