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Business News of Sunday, 29 September 2019

Source: GCYE

Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs successfully completes restructuring retreat

Young Ghanaian business owners gathered at the event Young Ghanaian business owners gathered at the event

The Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (GCYE) has announced the successful completion of their retreat for the restructuring of the chamber.

This took place on the 18th to 21st September 2019 at Pasandy Hotel, Amansaman, Accra.

The Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (GCYE) is a network of young Ghanaian business owners with interest covering every sector of the private enterprise.

As an advocacy group, GCYE was formed in 2016 with the primary objective to unite, engage, and promote initiatives and innovation of young entrepreneurs to facilitate support in their pursuit of economic prosperity.

GCYE aims to drive trade, advocate for reforms, provide business support services with needed information on funding source to facilitate access to credit and improve the business eco-system for the enhancement of entrepreneurship culture among young people in Ghana.

The CEO, Sherif Ghali, in his notice of appreciation, expressed his profound gratitude to the Chamber’s Restructuring team and all the young entrepreneurs for their inputs during the 4-day retreat geared toward the restructuring of the chamber.

He indicated that the Chamber is now in a better position to represent the interest of young entrepreneurs in Ghana and said "The chamber shall ensure your voices are heard and that your inputs on policies are considered. It shall also provide the best quality of leadership to ensure all young entrepreneurs benefit from the chamber. In the near future, breath-taking initiatives shall be introduced to help mitigate the many challenges young businesses face".

This retreat was powered by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS ) under the leadership of Dr. Burkhardt Helleman, whose support to the chamber has been humbling and exemplary.

As part of the Retreat, were experts who spoke on thematic and strategic areas to help achieve the agenda therein. The program director of NYA, Mr. SulemanaMumuni submitted a paper on Develop and Deliver a paper on Policy Advocacy actions and strategies for GCYE.

He also made presentation on the National Youth Policy and indicated the willingness of NYA to collaborate with the chamber.

Among the experts were, Mr. Venan Sondo (Sustainability development Expert), Mr. Ernest Agyenim-Boateng (Project Management Expert and Successful Young Entrepreneur), Kwadwo Frimpong Kyere (Senior Business Dev. Services Manager for Empretec Ghana).

The retreat ended successfully with the following major highlights: A Charter for the Chamber, A Comprehensive Work Plan for the Chamber, The Ghana Startup Advocacy’s Action Docket and other breathtaking programs and initiatives to roll out soon.

On this note, the chamber is calling on all young entrepreneurs to signup with the chamber by visiting