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Business News of Friday, 24 March 2017

Source: GhanaWeb

Sherif Ghali appointed as National Coordinator for Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs

The CEO of GYE, Mr.Sherif Ghali has been appointed National Coordinator for CAYE-WA following its launch in Accra, Ghana.

The Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) is an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat which seeks to strengthen and support the ambitions of young entrepreneurs in Commonwealth regions. These regional networks ensure they have a combined voice and representation at forums to influence policy development on youth entrepreneurship.

The West African Regional chapter which was the last to be formed seeks to champion the cause of young entrepreneurs at the national and regional level, through its engagement with governments, the media, the public, and other relevant stakeholders. It will commit to achieving measurable progress towards the development of youth entrepreneurship and innovation within West African sub region.

Speaking at the forum, Katherine Ellis, the Director of Youth at the Commonwealth Secretariat, commended the establishment of CAYE-WA, remarking that it would help drive trade and give young entrepreneurs a stronger voice with policy-makers. “This initiative will help young entrepreneurs to build opportunities and networks, share knowledge and become a united voice on the mechanisms they need for success, which is so important to the economies of Commonwealth countries,” she added that, the Commonwealth Secretariat is committed to the cause of youth entrepreneurship, and will continue to support and connect young entrepreneurs.”

The C.E.O of National Youth Authority (Mr. Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri), who hosted the program said; “I see this as a great opportunity for young Entrepreneurs in West Africa especially in my country. I will use this opportunity to invite all youth entrepreneurship groups in Ghana to join CAYE-WA and I promise to work with the Ghana chapter in ensuring the objective of the coalitions met”.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah express thanks to the delegation from Commonwealth Secretariat and the representatives from the other 3 countries thus Nigeria, Cameroon and Sire Leon for accepting to come to Ghana to launch the CAYE-WA. He reechoed the President’s commitment to support entrepreneurship and promise to do his best in promoting youth entrepreneurship in the country and beyond. He also tabled some of the opportunities already accessible for young entrepreneurs.

The inaugural CAYE-WA Executive Committee comprises of two coordinators from each country:

Chair: Mr. Bernard Oduro Takyi, Young Entrepreneurs Club (YEC) (Ghana)
Mr. Sherif Ghali, Ghana’s Young Entrepreneurs (GYE), (Ghana)

Mr OlalekanOshunkoya, Nigeria
Ms Andidion Okok, Nigeria
Ms Fatima Sessay- Sierra Leone
Ms Arianna - Sierra Leone

Mr Gabriel Mokate Ashu-Arrey, Cameroon
Mr Dominique, Cameroon Cameroon