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Ghana's Kofi Dadzie on becoming a businessman at 24

When Ghana's Kofi Dadzie first thought about the impact that the marriage of information technology and business could have in Africa, he realised that it would offer some opportunities too good to miss.

He was in the United States at the time, studying at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, and after a summer internship he reconsidered his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer and decided to get a degree in computer engineering instead.

Today the company that he started when he was 24 years old, Rancard Solutions Ltd., is considered one of the leading IT firms in West Africa.

Mr Dadzie told the BBC's series African Dream that sometimes his age "could be a bit of a barrier" but that he also had to face other fundamental challenges.

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  • 17 Jan 2012
  • From the section Africa