The African Foundation for Development (AFOD) has ended an interactive stakeholders meeting with clients and business coaches at the Ahmed Tejan Kabbah hall at the Eastern Polytechnic campus along Combema road in Kenema city.
Addressing the meeting, the National Coordinator Marie Bob Kandeh said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the way how they should monitor the performance of business coaches to enhance the progress of their undertakings in the various communities. Kandeh says before this time there was no organized structure to monitor the activities of business people in the community, a vacuum which their organization seeks to fill. She added that since the establishment of business coaches, much has been achieved in improving business mechanism plan to traders. She appealed to the informal sector to focus their attention on the keeping of better financial records at all times.
In his contribution a business coach Stevens Amara appealed to AFOD to improve on training as part of their activities in order to empower business owners in this part of the country. Amara disclosed that plans were under way to boost business competition which according to him will help them achieve their aims and objectives. He appealed to all and sundry to always put into practice the knowledge gained at the meeting saying that knowledge is power.
By Saffa Moriba In Kenema