TINAPA Boosts Indigenous Entrepreneurs


The Management of TINAPA Business Resort and Leisure, has announced a one year free shop rent for indigenous entrepreneurs who wish to do business in the area.
The Managing Director of the Resort Centre, Arch. Bassey Ndem, announced this while addressing indigenous entrepreneurs on the investment opportunities available in and around the TINAPA, at the weekend.
According to him, “one emporium goes for N200 million while each of the shops is given out at the cost of N500,000 per year.”
He declared, “for the management of TINAPA, we know that things are difficult for now. We are ready to give it to you free for one year. Please come and do business with us.”
Arch Ndem, while enlightening the indigenous entrepreneurs said, “this is the ideal environment to do business and you will surely enjoy doing business with us.”
He announced that a Cross Riverian has bought a ship which will encourage businessmen and women in this part of the world. The ship is called “TINAPA EXPRESS”.
He used the opportunity to commend the owner of the shipping line and urged other Cross Riverians to emulate him, adding that, “last week over 40 importers visited the TINAPA Business to find out the area they can do business together with us.”
According to the Managing Director, each inch of TINAPA has business opportunity especially for indigenous entrepreneurs as well as others within the catchments area.
In his remarks, the chairman of the occasion, Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong, thanked the management of TINAPA for organising the one day interactive session with indigenous entrepreneurs in the state.
According to him, “this is a very big opportunity for us indigenous entrepreneurs to invest in TINAPA so that tomorrow nobody will say we were not informed on the various business opportunities abound in the area.”
He, therefore, called on the management of TINAPA Business Resort to ensure that this enlightenment campaign is organised more regularly to offer indigenous entrepreneurs the needy opportunity to invest.
The one-day workshop witnessed presentation of papers such as “Government as a Facilitator for Investment Entrepreneurs, by Mr. Gerald Ada, Special Adviser to the State Governor on Investment Promotion, “Investment Incentives for indigenous entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector, by Hon. Mbang Oju, Commissioner of Agriculture, “International Linkage Opportunities for Indigenous Entrepreneurs, by High Chief Edem Duke, Chairman, Calabar Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.
Our correspondent reports that more than 500 indigenous entrepreneurs attended the one-day workshop.