President Mahama inaugurates Private Sector Development Council
9/19/2012 8:45:24 PM -
Accra, Sept. 19, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated the Private Sector Development Council with a promise to ensure cordial relationship between government and the private sector for growth and Development.
He said the active participation of the Private sector in the areas of industry and engineering would create a lot of jobs for the youth throughout the country.
President Mahama who is the chairman of the Council, gave the assurance that his administration was committed to the goals and targets set up by the inauguration of the Private Sector Development Strategy I, a couple of years ago.
The Council is made up of Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana Employers Association, Ghana Union of Traders' Association, and Ghana Chamber of Mines among others.
The government sector comprised the Ministries of Finance, Agriculture, Energy, Local Government and Rural Development, Trade and Industry among others, while the Development Partners were represented by Danish Development Agency, World Bank, and the United States International Development Agency.
The Council would among other roles implement the Private Sector Development Strategy II, meet twice in a year to review their performance and draw up development plans for the succeeding years.
President Mahama said the Council would continue to liaise with the development partners in the country to ensure that all the necessary structures were put in place to create a congenial atmosphere for growth and development.
He said the Council would continue to use dialogue in the implementation of the strategy and appealed to all the shareholders to remain steadfast in their commitment towards the enhancement of development and growth in the private sector development.
Nana Appiagyei Danka-Woso I, a member of the Council promised to contribute effectively towards the transformation of the economy through vibrant development of the private sector in the coming years.
'We have the vision of creating prosperity for all and to achieve the overall objective of transforming the Ghanaian economy with effective collaboration.'
Madam Brigitte Cuendet, Swiss Economic Counsellor who spoke on behalf of the Development Partners gave the assurance that they would continue to support Ghana's Private sector to grow to become vibrant.