Abena Amponsaa Asante Asare
Abena Amponsaa Asante-Asare is a Business Development Consultant and Entrepreneur with interests in occupational health & safety and environment; and agriculture value chain, specifically food production and processing. She manages her own business which is into the processing of local staples into snacks and treats.
Currently, she works as a training consultant and facilitator for an OYE – Opportunities for Youth Employment – Green Entrepreneurship and Employability project for youth, women and returning migrants in rural parts of the Western Region of Ghana. She has over 8 years’ experience in Business Development and HSE practice and have been the Business Development Manager for the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (STCCI). She has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in the SCORE (Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises) program. Her work at STCCI primarily focused on enterprise development and capacity building for small and medium local businesses. Prior experiences have been in banking and retail. She holds a Masters in Health, Safety and Environment from the Queensland University of Technology.
The Prim-Shop is an agro-processing company which processes mainly plantains, sweet potato, and cocoyam into chips. They also do aquaculture development, specifically rearing tilapia in cages on the Afram Lake. Products include plantain chips, cocoyam/sweet potato chips, chewy coconut candies, and caramelized peanut bars.