Mar 5, 2009, 5:08 AM
In a bid to build the capacity of their loan beneficiaries, the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS) on Tuesday began a three-day entrepreneurial training programme for young people.
Addressing the young entrepreneurs at the opening ceremony of the training, Mr. Alhagie Babukary Saho, Chairman, NYSS Board of Directors, thanked Trust Bank for their continued assistance to the scheme since its inception.
He challenged the participants to take the fund seriously and manage it well when given at the end of the training.
Mr.Saho reminded the participants that they should see themselves as lucky as they were selected among many youths.
Speaking on behalf of Trust Bank Mr. Dodou Nyang said that the young people are given a priority by the Jammeh administration. His bank, he noted is supporting young people to enable them harness their potentials and become successful in life.
Mr. Nyang urged the beneficiaries to trade in products and services that people will need, control their cost of production, and to develop good customer attitude among others, in order to be successful in their businesses.
He finally told the young entrepreneurs to learn the business principle: "Borrow to invest in order to prosper."
Deputizing the Permanent Secretary at the forum, the Youth and Sports Director, Malang Jersey, described the event as another milestone in youth empowerment. NYSS he added will continue to train and provide soft loans to young people in order to give them the opportunity to establish and successfully run their own businesses.
According to the Youth Director, the NYSS was established by President Jammeh many years ago to address youth unemployment in the country through acquisition of skills.