Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President, Edi Mass Job has challenged
Gambian youth to take ownership of the country‘s businesses sector.
Speaking to the Youth Forum at his office at Atlas Energy Company in Old Jeshwang, Mr. Jobe said he has been actively bringing foreign investors in The Gambia, in an effort to reduce youth unemployment.
He said he has played significant role in the private sector of the country by introducing many companies and employing thousands of young people at his Farato Hatchery poultry farm and Atlas Energy Company.
He said young peoples’ management of business companies is vital, saying they have energy and potential to run and manage business companies in the country.
He stated that at his Atlas Energy Company, all their managers and managing director are young people in their twenties.
According to him, business owners in the country should employ young people to run their businesses because they are energetic and can be innovative.
“We also need to encourage youth to take part in national development. They should be given leading role in managing business companies in the country,’’ he said.
Mr. Jobe revealed that youth are the cream of the nation, noting that that they are placed in significant position in the business companies.
He said the best and fastest way to bring meaningful development is involving young people in every development process.
“Company owners and government need to value the role of young people in progressive development,’’ he said.
Mr. Jobe said he has been in business industry for the past decades and established several companies both in The Gambia and outside with experience in business management.
He called on young people to take over Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), saying the chamber is meant for the young people who have the potential and energy to run business companies.