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NYSS Disburses D900,000 Loan to Ex-Corps Members

Jan 19, 2009, 8:32 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh & Sainey Marenah

The National Youth Service, in close partnership with The Gambia Employment Programme, GAMJOBS in addressing the employment challenge through access to credit recently disbursed D900,000 to 22 ex-crop members to start set up their businesses atceremony held at NYSScamp, Bakau.

Addressing the beneficiaries, the SoS for Youth and Sport, Honourable Sheriff ML Gomez, reminded the gathering that the Government of The Gambia through his Department of State has been working tirelessly over the years to meet the growing demand of young people. He said that this has been achieved using different strategies as far as employment is concerned. According to SOS Gomez, the government established the NYSS in 1996 through an act of parliament to provide youths with marketable skills for employment. The youth and sport boss told the beneficiaries that the training they receive will equip them with the necessary tools to compete.