While presenting his project before his class, Baffour Appiah-Korangan MBA student from African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB) surprised many when he named his business project ‘Kigali Storage Services.’
Seeing the surprise on their faces, he was propelled to explain the reason behind the ‘Kigali’ part of the name. Korang, a marketer with a Ghanaian corporate company, has been to Kigali four times since last year when he began his MBA and has been fascinated by Rwanda’s story and its people.
“The name is a reminder of the great experience I’ve had in Kigali since I joined (ALUSB). I am captivated by how open and friendly the people are and I particularly like the weather here because it’s cooler than Ghana’s.
Also, since I know that it will raise curiosity in Ghana, it’s an avenue of letting people know of what is happening outside Accra and get to know of this city (Kigali),” he explains.
‘Kigali Storage Services’ is an agri-business project, and his main area of interest is technology and agribusiness “because they definitely have potential to develop Africa.”
“In Ghana we have a problem of harvest loss of maize, because the storage system is not the best. My project will look at how we can improve storage where the farmers can have quality ways to store their maize and reduce on the harvest loss, he said.
Korang will begin the initial process of the project, after completion, in June next year.
ALUwas launched in Kigali on 12 February, 2017 and is home to the ALU School of Business (ALUSB) that pioneers a fresh approach to business education in Africa, maximizing current opportunities and unearthing new areas of growth, by preparing the Pan African leaders needed to make ethical decisions and help create this transformational change in Africa.
The institution admits students from over 25 countries, who meet and learn from real African business titans and leaders about the decisions they have made and the practical, proven techniques they have used in navigating the challenging African business landscape.
The next group will begin in July next year.