By Olimatou Coker
The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) recently organised a two-day training for 20 of its members across the country.
The training was held at GYCC head office in Churchill’s Town.
The CEO of GYCC, Baboucarr Kebbeh, stated that the objective of the workshop was to support the participating membership-based trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) in demonstrating value to their members, running better services and remaining profitable with a sustainable value proposition.
“Therefore a step down training for our regional structures, management of GYCC, Board members among others is organised with a support from youth empowerment project. It’s expected to increase membership revenue and expands its wings to the regions by December 2018,” he noted.
According to him, the GYCC was supported by the ITC through the YEP-project Gambia to attend training for membership Base Organisation in commerce and industries as part of its work plan 2017 in Accra, Ghana.
It is also meant to increase capacity of the its management to be able to adequately respond to the needs and aspirations of youth entrepreneurs.
“Thus we are today conducting a step down training for 20 participants from our board of governance, regional structures and key partners for two days.”
Kebbeh urged the participants to take this session seriously and give it maximum concentration.
The monitoring and evaluation specialist of YEP, Modou Touray, said: “I wish to express our sincere gratitude for being here today to witness another milestone of our partnership with the GYCC. As we know the youth empowerment project is here to address the challenges faced by young people in terms of employment, unemployment and other income opportunities.”