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08.11.2013 Business & Finance

Government must bridge business gap- PEF

By GNA
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Chief Executive Officer of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) Takoradi, Nov. 7, GNA - Nana Osei-Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF), has called for an enabling environment to ensure that businesses thrive no matter their location.

He said rural- urban migration could be controlled if businesses could progress in rural environment adding, 'We need to keep people in their neighbourhoods'.

Nana Osei-Bonsu told the Ghana News Agency during a day's forum on the State of the Private Sector in Ghana in Takoradi that there is the need for structured programmes aimed at making people stay at wherever they find themselves.

He said creating the enabling environment is imperative for the growth of the private sector particularly small and medium scale enterprises, which have direct contact with the citizenry and the power to change rural- urban drift.

Nana Osei-Bonsu said the PEF under the auspices of the Konrad Adeneur Stiftung is soliciting views from business entities, which would be develop into a policy draft for consideration by government on ways to improve the private sector to ensure its survival and growth.

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