YECSI appoints two new board members


The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has recently appointed two new board members. Mr Joseph Huta was appointed as the new Treasurer for YECSI and he is joined by Mr James Kana as an ordinary member. Mr Huta is the Managing Accountant at South Pacific Oil (SPO) Limited and is also a board member and Treasurer of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Board. The two co-opted members will now team up with Chair of YECSI Millicent Barty, Vice Chair Chrisnrita Aumanu-Leong and board members Gloria Hong, Andrew Bouro and Solomon Chant, all of whom were elected unopposed during the first YECSI Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 3rd of October 2018. YECSI was officially launched by Prime Minister Hon Rick Houenipwela on 12th October 2018. Chairlady, Ms Barty believes the inclusion of both Mr Huta and Mr Kana further strengthens their capacity to successfully drive YECSI forward.
“On behalf of the board, we are extremely delighted to have co-opted both Mr Huta who joins us with a wealth of financial and corporate experience and knowledge, and Mr James Kana who is innovative and passionate about improving and growing the agricultural sector.
“I am confident that the two board members will further strengthen and broaden our capacity to successfully implement activities geared towards YECSI goals” she said. YECSI is a body that will assist in the promotion, development and provision of dedicated support to young entrepreneurs in Solomon Islands. YECSI will bring young entrepreneurs together to be part of a larger group of young entrepreneurs.
It will support entrepreneurs in a range of areas including mentoring, coaching, business
planning and facilitating business trainings where possible.
A substantial part of YECSI mandate is to also undertake advocacy on behalf of young
entrepreneurs aimed at unlocking legal, and policy constraints impacting on business-growth opportunities for young Solomon Islanders.
YECSI is a joint initiative between SICCI and the Solomon Islands Government (SIG)
through the Ministry of Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). It is co-funded by the MWYCFA.