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Gambia: Barrow reaffirms government commitment to youth empowerment

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State House, Banjul, August 3, 2021: President Adama Barrow yesterday called on young people to make good use of the opportunities offered by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to venture into innovative businesses.

He spoke at a meeting with representatives of the National Youth Council and the Ministry of Youth and Sports at the State House in Banjul.

President Barrow noted his government’s commitment to youth development through the institution of a youth and sport development tax and investments in the National Business Development Initiative (NEDI) to fund youth programs in the country. HE Barrow called on young people to take ownership of government programs and initiatives for personal growth and development. He pledged his government’s continued support for youth development and empowerment.

Ousman Fatty, chairman of the National Youth Council, praised President Barrow and his government’s plan to develop youth and sports.

“Young people appreciate the government’s youth program, especially the sports tax and the NEDI program to help young entrepreneurs. There is a lot we can do, ”said Fatty. Fatty said thank you to the government programs; there is a significant decrease in dangerous irregular migration among young people.