By Olimatou Coker
African Youth Center for Peace and Development has hosted its first episode of motivational hour talk series recently at Gamcotrap in Kanifing.
The centre is a nonprofit making organisation which was founded by David O. Kallon in May 2014.
Speaking at the gathering, Momar Mass Taal, an entrepreneur who is also the founder and the managing director of Tropingo Food, said his reason of venturing into business is to make an impact through business and create job opportunities for people.
He urged the upcoming young entrepreneurs to have vision and discipline in order to be successful.
He added: “My objectives are to create sustainable jobs and create value out of things that we grow in the country in the food sector because we want to be a household name in the Gambia.”
He advised young entrepreneurs to plan well and to have significant knowledge of the environment in order to make the Gambia more prosperous for all and not just for people doing business.
David O. Kallon, the founder of the organisation, said the initiative is to enhance and solidify commitment by young Gambians and society on interventions and services that would have to be rolled out to ensure effective and efficient mainstreaming of our youth development.
“AYCPAD is organizing this motivational hour talk series every month to make sure our future leaders and people that are into business are motivated,” he said.
He said the aim is to touch every sector of those in the business areas including women in horticulture gardening, fish sellers, to come out and speak to the youths the difficulties they face and how they started their businesses.