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3 win business awards in Bong

Three persons have emerged as winners of the Business Start-Up Center Monrovia business enterprise competition. Business Start-Up Center Monrovia is a local NGO that works to build Liberian entrepreneurs, especially young people. Those declared winners are two students of the Cuttington University- Korpo Blessing Baku, Josephus Bartuah and a member of the Bong County business community, Mrs. Yah Suah.

They are expected to receive between five to ten thousand United States Dollars each as a loan to implement their respective business plans. The names were disclosed at a formal program held at the Cuttington University main campus in Suakoko, Bong County, where the organization has also opened its sub-office.

Speaking at the occasion, Cuttington University President Henrique Tokpa praised the BSC for its ongoing efforts developing and upgrading the skills of young Liberian entrepreneurs.

The CU President congratulated the three winners of the Business Plan competition, stressed the need for them to wisely use the resources expected to commence their respective business activities. Dr. Tokpa, who cut the ribbon to the door of the new office, urged business people to seek information about the way forward in making improvement in their businesses.

Speaking about his project, William Dennis II, Project Coordinator of the Business Start-Up Center, expressed his institution’s commitment to empowering businesses and motivating young people to be outstanding entrepreneurs in the country.

Mr. Dennis II clarified that the amount to be given to winners are loans that require sufficient time for repayment. Winners of the competition expressed gratitude to the BSC for affording them the opportunity to commence an entrepreneurship. They believed that with the availability of the necessary support, they would establish themselves as big entrepreneurs beyond the borders of Liberia.

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