…Commends the transparency and Due process in display at the DEDC
The Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Akwa Ibom State, Comrade Iniobong Ememobong has commended the high level of transparency and due process exhibited by the management and staff of the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management in selecting participants for the on-going 3rd batch of the “My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme” (MEGP). Ememobong gave the accolades, Monday 2nd November 2020 during an unscheduled visit to the Dakkada Entrepreneurial Development Center in shelter Afrique Estate, Uyo, where the MEGP training hold.
The ministry helmsman who was shown around the center by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Ime Uwah also took time to praise the pre-selection interview process for selection of participants, which he described as pristine, world-class, and transparent. Addressing one of the classes in batch 3 of the MEGP, the Information Boss encouraged participants to remain focused on the goals of the programme so as to achieve their aims for participation. He further harped on the right business attitude for businesses in the state, stressing that MSMEs hold the key to the economic maturity of any economy. Comrade Ememobong also assured the participants of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s readiness and commitment to empowering the youths in the state through job creation, creation, and sustenance of a serene business atmosphere, as well as capacity building for young business owners through programmes like the MEGP.
The My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme, (MEGP) which is in its third batch presently is an initiative of the State Government, to help young business owners define clear goals for their businesses and obtain basic business training to enable them to build capacity and scale up their businesses. Participants in the scheme are also exposed to facilities and grant opportunities while also being offered project-based assistance by the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, who are the drivers of the programme.