SHILLONG: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma today launched the PRIME Hub at Tura to encourage and assist entrepreneurship in the Garo Hills districts of the state.
On the challenges faced by entrepreneurs of the state Sangma said: “Meghalaya has a lot of faith and a lot of expectations from the entrepreneurs. Talking from experience, as an entrepreneur myself, who did not receive any support when I started my IT business, I can feel the challenge and discouragement that entrepreneurs get especially because they do not have anyone to guide them.
“Through my education in Business Administration, I had access to market background and research but a lot of our people do not have this or even qualify for applying for a loan or any kind of funding from banks or agencies.”
On setting up of the PRIME Hub in Tura, he stated: “The PRIME Hub will act as an incubation centre, a meeting centre and a centre to create energy among the youth. We hope that the PRIME Hubs in different locations will address most of the issues our entrepreneurs face. Through this, we hope to create an ecosystem to give the push and support to the entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.”
The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council is set to go to polls soon.