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EMPRETEC woos NBR youth into entrepreneurship

May 3, 2016, 11:02 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Budding and potentials entrepreneurs in North Bank Region recently benefited from a six-day Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW) to garner knowledge and skills on the day-to-day operation of businesses.

The training in Farafenni, North Bank Region was organised by the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), through the UNDP-supported EMPRETEC project.

Yusupha Keita, training manager at GIEPA, said the workshop was to inculcate positive behavioural modification that could unleash the growth potential of entrepreneurs.

Since the commencement of the Emtretec project, 31 entrepreneur training workshops and agric business farmers trainings were organised.

Deputy governor of North Bank Region, Mustapha Saidy, said the government and partners like the UNDP are committed to building the capacity of small businesses to boost economic growth.

Ousei Kwaku Agekum of EMPRECTEC Foundation of Ghana and the lead trainer said capacity development of entrepreneurs would allow economy growth, create employment and contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development.

He expressed satisfaction on high level of women participation on taking entrepreneurship as a source of meeting household needs and maintenance of peace.

Mr Agekum lauded Vision 2020 roadmap in identifying and building the capacity of small businesses to boost economic growth and contribute to reduction of dependency syndrome.

Haruna Kuyateh, secretary to NBR EMPRETEC FAMILY FORUM, informed the participants of a six-month business advisory service provided to entrepreneurs.

The advisory service is to provide the much needed support on effective operationalisation of business to enhance income.

EMPRETEC Family Forum was established to support and bridge the gaps between service providers.