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John Ebu

Procurement Specialist, Cenpower Holdings Ltd, GH

Contact Details

Email: j.ebu@ief.edu.gh

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Biography

Mr Ebu is a Procurement and Project Management Specialist at Cenpower Holdings, a subsidiary of Reltub Investments Limited, in Ghana. He has over 18 years of experience in the public and private Procurement field with specialisation in project procurement, public finance, governance and contract management, using procurement procedures within the context of Public-Private Partnership, European Union, Government of Ghana and World Bank funded projects. Mr Ebu has been involved with several million dollar ($M) projects such as IBRD- IDA World Bank Credit, Local Government Capacity Support Project, Embedded Power for captive market/generation plants for bulk-consumers such as AGA-Iduapriem, Ghacem and Siguiri- Guinea Mine IPP Power Project - Guinea. Currently, Mr Ebu is leading a $155m 20 MW Waste-to-Energy project that would process solid humid waste of 1,000 ton/day. He is also playing the role of a broker by leading Altaaqa Global Energy Services of Dubai to develop 500MW power energy-mix with the Government of Sierra Leone, having signed an MoU. Mr Ebu was previously a Lecturer at Zenith University College in Ghana. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, and a Bachelor's degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He also obtained a Diploma in Technical Education from the University of Cape Coast.

Courses

Course Title Course Code Course Category Credit Hours
Public-Private Partnerships
IEF-1167 Business Economics 18
Procurement & Contracts Management
IEF-1168 Business Economics 18
Public-Private Partnerships
IEF-1167 Public Policy 18
Procurement & Contracts Management
IEF-1168 Public Policy 18
Project Management Principles & Practices
IEF-1166 Business Economics 18
Project Management Principles & Practices
IEF-1166 Public Policy 18

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Success in business can be greatly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies solutions. Experience of a seasoned entrepreneur is precious — and no matter how many theoretical models you study, you simply can’t replace the experience they’ve gained through actually doing the work, failing, and succeeding.

This interactive course is designed and led by seasoned entrepreneurs to help you propel your business in the right direction and stay motivated when you need it the most. The course also provides potential entrepreneurs with the knowledge of succeeding in an entrepreneurial opportunity. This course is not going to do the work for you but you’ll get the clarity and confidence to do the work yourself. Practical skills covered in this course include identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, creating a business plan, securing financial backing and coordinating business growth.

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» Describe the entrepreneurial process and know how to manage it.
» Identify and evaluate an idea; assess the market.
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» Recognize opportunities to develop new business ideas.
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» Understand the process of raising capital and how to speak to investors.
» Identify the market opportunities by deep market study.
» Get traction on how to implement sales strategy to have growth in your startup and generate revenues.
» Make your marketing plan that can support your business and help in generating leads.

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This programme is ideal for active or aspiring entrepreneurs, someone who is looking to gain an understanding of how businesses are built, students who wish to become entrepreneurs or are already part of a growing business to nourish the business idea in the making, or to help your business grow and flourish."
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