MEST partners Jumia to launch e-commerce platform in Kumasi

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The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has partnered e-commerce company Jumia in a move that will see MEST entrepreneurs in training (EITs) build up the Jumia brand in Ghana’s second city Kumasi.

The internship opportunity will see MEST EITs gain experience by working for Jumia in Kumasi, with the objective of disrupting retail in the city and reducing prices on a range of products for customers there.

MEST said given the increasing importance of work experience in the business world, the opportunity offered by Jumia to allow entrepreneurs to develop relevant and applicable skills that will aid their long-term careers was very valuable.

“Jumia is very excited about launching in Kumasi and bringing great prices to new customers there. We are very confident that the dynamic MEST students will have a big impact in the coming weeks and learn a lot in the process,” said Jumia Ghana managing director (MD) Sam Chappatte.

Having recently completed their training and orientation at MEST, interns Jerry King, Prince Anim and Alexander Okereke left for Kumasi last week.

“Jumia is providing a lot of value to residents of Kumasi in terms of low and competitive prices and the convenience of having items delivered to homes or offices. We just can’t wait for Kumasi to have the full Jumia experience and are confident they will love it,” said King.

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