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This is a short interview we conducted with Abdul Latif Mohammed Rufai, the founder of “GARI MIXIT”. If you like the concept of this idea and would like to vote for it, click HERE.

  • What is your background?

I am Abdul Latif Mohammed Rufai and a Ghanaian of 24 years of age. I am a student of Ghana’s Premium Polytechnic (Accra Polytechnic)studying Accountancy. My Idea is by name, “GARI MIXIT”.

  • Describe your idea or project in two sentences.

Gari Mixit is a food product which aims at reaching every individual being it student, Business personnel, Labours, Travelers etc. The product mixed up in a disposal package with a disposable spoon which the consumer just needs to add water to serve and it can be served anywhere at anytime.

  • What are the benefits you take from the Entrepreneurship Campus?

The Campus has many benefits ranging from different aspects but as a young upcoming entrepreneur, the campus has exposed my love of creating opportunity of employment and redefining the local food (GARI) to a more diplomatic state. This will bring about continental and international taste for the product.

  • What motivates you to be an entrepreneur?

I picked my motivation from the fields. Firstly, High level of unemployment in my country – Ghana. Every Graduate rely on the Government for employment and every year, over 15,000 students graduate from the Tertiary institutions within the country. As a result, it becomes difficult to find job after graduating. I chose this to create for myself and others employment to help reduce the tendency of unemployment. Also, to quench what people normally used to say, “Gari is a food for the poor.” Gari contains high food nutrients which many people don’t know because we consider it poor. As a result, I want to redefine it and make it more attractive and suitable from every class of individuals to know and have an interest in this high profile food (GARI).

  • Imagine you have ‚supreme power’ to create and innovate: how would your world look like? What changes would you like to make in your community and/or in the world? Share your thoughts from a ‚supreme power’ and entrepreneur standpoint.

Having a Supreme Power of Innovation is a great reward and task. But with this, I would like the community leaders or the head of state to introduce the idea of entrepreneurship in our high schools. With this, students coming out will ave enough knowledge of idea development and product creation from limited resources. This will aid in National Development and create Employment and sustainable development. Also, we will be self sufficient and rely on our home made products fro survival. Also, being a recognized entrepreneur, I will create the avenue for public lecture on the need to be an entrepreneur. Besides, I would call on individual stake holders and collaborate with the Ministry of Education to institute what is known as, “Youth For Entrepreneurship Foundation.” This will aim at giving students and the youth the chance to come out with their thoughts of ideas for test and development.

  • What would you say to potential voters who may be reading your interview?

Please! I need your Vote and without your vote I can’t make this idea happen. This is just a part of numerous ideas i plan to develop. Please, help me realize this goals. Thank you and May the Almighty Richly bless you.

• NOTICE: If you want to see more submitted ideas and projects at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, visit BEST IDEAS and BEST PROJECTS and VOTE for the ones you think deserve to WIN the Competition!

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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 12, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 12, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 22, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
October 12, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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