By Olimatou Coker The first national youth agribusiness and tourism exposition organised by the Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) recently ended at the Independence Stadium. The seventeen-day exhibition brought together 114 young entrepreneurs from across the country who marketed their products and services,in addition to networking and learning from one another. During the expo, the GYCC also organised side events such as youth-stakeholder dialogue, youth trade and agribusiness forum, a workshop on packaging which shed light on packaging methods, product branding essentials, export requirement and food safety including pitching contest, fashion night and musical performances, among other events. Speaking at the closing ceremony, Baboucarr Kebbeh, CEO of the Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) thanked all participants for the huge sacrifices they took. He expressed satisfaction with the feedback they got from participants adding that they believe they can do more. He noted that the expo shows that young people of The Gambia are ambitious and have something to offer the nation and the world at large and can also make a good living in The Gambia. He went on to thank YEP for sponsoring the event. Adama Beyai, Vice President GYCC board of directors said young people believe in themselves and are ready for the task ahead but need support and encouragement. Mr Beyai thanked all their partners for their support and belief in young people. Fatou Jallow-Mbenga, representing the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) said they are proud of their partnership with the GYCC on the event.]]>
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