GCCI unveils project to support youth entrepreneurship

Monday, February 25, 2019

Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) have unveiled a youth entrepreneurship sustainability project to help sustain youth businesses in the country. It is described to be a significant youth economic empower project designed to support young people to achieve their entrepreneurship ambitions.

The day long launch was held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel and brought together GCCI officials, Ministry of Trade and youth.

President of African Governance Institute (AGI) Abdoulie Janneh, said youth are the cream of any nation and once they are empowered, the entire nation will be improved. He said AGI was first established in Senegal with the objective of empowering young people.

He urged the government and their partners to accompany them in the journey of empowering youth to enable the realisation of their desired goals.  “If the youth are well equipped, they can be assets for national development.”

Ebrima Drammeh, deputy permanent secretary of trade ministry said they will continue to pay attention to issues surrounding young people especially when it comes to employment.

He said developing the capacity of people is essential, as it helps in the realisation of their potentials.

Muhammed Jagana, president of GCCI said young people must be able to tackle their challenges to make a change, emphasizing the need for youth to believe in themselves and their potential. “As youth, they should expect challenges in starting up businesses and that should not deter them from starting. “To start and fail is not the end of life. Failure in your attempt to succeed should not stop you.”

Author: Momodou Jawo