NACCUG trains 35 mini grant applicants on Financial Literacy

Friday, December 07, 2018

The National Association of Cooperative Credit Unions of the Gambia (NACCUG), last Saturday, 1st December 2018, convened a Financial Literacy training programme for 35 shortlisted applicants of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) mini grant scheme.

Held at its head office in Bakau, the training was meant to build participants’ capacities on Savings, Management and Basic Records Keeping for SMEs.

The YEP mini grant scheme application process and funds disbursement is under the purview of NACCUG.

Delivering the opening remarks on the occasion, the mini grant officer, Saikou Touray dilated on the purpose of the gathering, stating that is a rare opportunity for the participants to be part of the training.

He also tasked them to make good use of the training.

Also speaking, the NACCUG Financial and Admin manager, Patrick Mendy welcomed all the participants to the training and advised them to make best use of the opportunity accorded them.

He said the grant is a household name in The Gambia due to its game changing significance and impact on the society. He further added that the success of the grant entirely depends on the beneficiaries, noting that its continuity for future implementation stages depend on the successes registered in this training. He finally thanked all the beneficiaries for taking time to be part of the gathering.

The representative of ICT/YEP, Mayava, challenged the beneficiaries to be committed to their business as well as tactful in their quest as entrepreneurs.

She finally congratulated all the shortlisted applicants for the interest and success in their applications.

The opening ceremony was followed by presentations on Savings, Management and Basic Record Keeping for SMES. The grant officer, Saikou Touray and Gabriel Mendy of GIEPA, facilitated these presentations.