Listings on the platform are FREE. The idea for the platform was initiated by Honorable Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal in a personal “think outside the box” suggestion to the private partner. This is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project between National Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan (NEIP) and InvestSMEGhana Limited. The Ghana online mall is a business development and marketing platform created by the vehicle of a PPP project between NEIP and InvestSMEGhana Limited to provide access to market, funding and business advisory services for Ghanaian SME’s with the ultimate goal of creating employment and empowering Ghanaians to do well in business. GhanaOnlineMall.com is focused on the work of expanding the product range, bolstering individual company’s position in the key markets and developing long-term relationships with prospective clients.
The organization is called the Ghana Online Mall operating under the business platform known popularly as www.ghanaonlinemall.com. This organization, the Ghana Online Mall contains the business listings, local services and international services. The Business Listings on this platform is operated and managed by InvestSMEGhana. The Local services under the Ghana Online Mall platform is operated and fully managed by NEIP under this PPP agreement while the International services under the platform is fully managed and operated by InvestSMEGhana, the private partner in this PPP agreement.
This is the platform, where people can search for products/services in their locality after these businesses have been categorized and placed on the platform. The business listings have a strategic plan to attract a million SME’s on the portal within a 3-year period and to create the largest Public- Private business directory in the Country, Providing business and economic information to users and vendors. Essentially, the various businesses that will list on this platform will provide details about their product offerings and services and contact details for easy access to users. To create employment, graduates who have completed National service and are chronically unemployed will be used to recruit businesses for the platform. This PPP agreement will also recruit non-graduates, uneducated and school drop outs, train them to be apprentices for some of the businesses on the platform. This will be made much easier, because the public partner, NEIP will recruit and train these people.