Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) Tuesday and Wednesday, held a synergy for
young Gambian entrepreneurs, with the target to encourage market linkage for
youth in the agri-business, fashion and service sectors within the Greater
Executive Office, Baboucarr Kebbeh said the synergy key challenges that Gambian
young entrepreneurs are facing is the market and its linkages, saying they
expect participants to be able to connect to fellow entrepreneurs and to boost
their businesses in order to supply their products to hotels and restaurants.
Sambou, GYCC board president said micro, small and medium size enterprises
contributes 20 percent of Gambia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with 70 percent
of the sector being composed of self-employed people.
Sambou said part of the GYCC agenda is to reduce unemployment, observing that
starters play an important role in the economy and entrepreneurship is seen as
a key sector within the Gambia. He said GYCC seeks to prepare, develop and
empower its members.
National Youth Council (NYC) program manager, Alagie Jarju said entrepreneurs
should endeavor to produce and maintain quality of the products that they
release to the market.
said dominating a market lies in knowing what the market needs. “The Quality you produce should cut across
the board. We will ensure that the potential of the members is tapped in the
Madeline Mendy, a participant and an agro food-processing entrepreneur said she
expects to develop contacts and improve the quality of her business through the
convergence. “To create a bigger market, youths should create jobs instead of
being job seekers,” she said.
Gambia youth chamber of commerce is the voice of young entrepreneurship in the
Gambia, which mobilizes young African entrepreneurs in the Gambia to improve