Twenty youth entrepreneurs across the Lower River Region on Monday commences a five day training on Agro-Entrepreneurship and Food processing organise by National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI), one of the satellite institution under the Ministry of Youth and Sports .
The capacity building training is currently underway at the Pakalinding trans-Gambia lodge in the Lower River Region. The training funded by GIZ international service, a Germany organisation; targeting sixty young people in LRR is expected to last for three weeks covering three different badges. The capacity building will focus mainly on Agro-Entrepreneurship and food processing skills that would prepare youth to become job creators and not job seekers.
In his opening remarks, Suute M . Jawo, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Technical at the Ministry of Youth and Sports thanked GIZ international service for funding the project in the efforts to further develop the potentials of young people in the areas of youth enterprise and employment development .
‘‘I have no doubt that youth and women entrepreneurs selected here will make best use of the opportunity’’ he stated.
He emphasised that NEDI act is established to empower Gambian youths through the provision of training in entrepreneurship, provide a high quality business advisory services and provide micro support for business sustainability.
Kebba Darboe, Deputy Governor of Lower River Region said the training will provide the beneficiary the opportunity within the current business dynamics as well as to expose them to the opportunities available within the country and beyond.