Invest in Africa (IIA), in partnership with Canon, has trained 22 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana’s printing industry.
The one-year training programme, which was on the theme: “Professional print excellence”,  was meant to enhance the capacity and ability of these SMEs to meet international standards.
The GM of IIA, Sam Brandful, expressed the hope that the training would set the stage for the selected SMEs to increase competitiveness and drive revenue. He said the SMES were trained in all the latest technologies in the printing industry.
On the impact the training would have on the businesses of the SMEs, Brandful expressed the hope that it would impact positively on their businesses because they had been taken through a lot of new ways of doing things, new technologies, new softwares and “these were done by trainers from Canon and as you know Canon is a global leader in imaging solutions and I believe what they have gone through will transform the way they perform on the job,” he said.
The GM also pointed out that the SMEs would be assisted financially to acquire modern technologies in the printing sector to improve quality service.
“Part of the deal is for Canon to make the equipment available at discounted prices and when it comes to IIA, our partners include banks that are prepared to look at proposals from businesses and support them,” he noted.