Lamin Queen Jammeh was speaking recently in Kerewan at a sensitization meeting with business communities on the significance of business plan competition.
He noted that the competition would help private sectors at grassroots level to develop comprehensive business plan that would contribute to socio-economic development.
Dilating on the 2014 competition, Governor Jammeh noted that strategic planning would complement Vision 2020 and the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE).
Mamadi Dampha, Senior Labour Economist at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment, said the business plan competition aims to foster economic growth through business development services, entrepreneurship and innovation.
He said the event was part of the annual events of the ministry to help businesses to showcase and promote value addition chain.
Suwaibou Cham, GIEPA Research and Survey Manager, said decentralizing 2014 business plan competition would help create employment opportunity and growth.
He said the attainment of economic growth calls for concerted efforts, noting that it would enhance business growth and employment.
Sadibou Jammeh, Senior Marketing Officer of GRTS, and Mustapha Badgie, Business Enterprise Officer of the National Enterprise Development Initiative, thanked the business sector in NBR for their commitment to economic growth and employment.
Haruna Kuyateh, Enterprise Development Trainer (EDT), reiterated the region’s resolve to participate in the 2014 business plan competition, noting that it would provide gateway for grassroots business to grow.