The Netherlands based non –governmental organization responsible for helping Africans in the Diaspora to do business back at home, in order to improve on the local Economy, has joined hands with the Ngopee foundation owned by a Sierra Leonean also based in Holland to help fight poverty in Sierra Leone through training and providing the necessary Financial assistance to needy and willing entrepreneurs.
Speaking on behalf his organization, at the Kinbima hotel in Aberdeen, the Chief Executive Officer Professor Jan Jongbloed said it is good to teach and train people on how to get themselves involved in entrepreneurship, in order to maintain their income balance and to avoid excess dropouts in the society
Professor Jongbloed said he has toured the length and breadth of Freetown and had realized the keen interest the people of Sierra Leone have in doing business but only that the scale of business is very low and that it cannot bring in sufficient income for future savings.
He stressed that it is the wish of the Organization to urge the people of Sierra Leone to be creative, initiate innovative ideas which will be profitable to them.
He said people should be seen doing business in different items rather than all of them dealing with the same item at one time.
In her contribution, the founder of Ngopee foundation Mrs. Josephine Smith said associating with international entrepreneurs is not a mistake since the organization is internationally reputable and has many branches in Europe and Africa. She said as long as the people of Sierra Leone are ready to work to transform their lives, Ngopee Foundation would do all that it could to help them.