E/R: Council of the Ghana Nat’l Chamber of Commerce and Industry inaugurated
The Eastern Regional Council of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has been inaugurated on the 10th of August 2022 at Koforidua, the regional capital.
The Council will steer the affairs of the chamber in the next calendar period.
The Chamber, by its legislative mandate, LI 611 of 1968 (ACT 232) was established to serve as the voice and leader of the private sector and to promote and protect the interests of businesses.
The Honourable Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong commended the chamber for partnering with successive governments through its activities and operations toward the socio-economic development of the country.
He emphasised the commitment of the government under the leadership of the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to transforming the economic fortunes of the country through the private sector.
The Minister added that, government will continue to collaborate with the private sector at all levels to ensure that all policies and programs are well executed for the growth and development of the economy.
He called on the new executives and the entire regional council of the Chamber to bring the strong collaboration between the government and the Chamber at the National level to the regional level and even to the Metropolitan, municipal and district levels.
Hon. Acheampong consequently assured the new executives that the RCC would continue to providing the necessary supports and collaborations to the chamber so that the economic and industrial agenda of the region would be achieved.
The President of the GNCCI Mr. Clement Osei Amoako bemoaned the current economic challenges of the country and called on the government to put workable solutions to deal with them to save the ailing industries from collapsing.
He mentioned high inflation rate, currency depreciation, high-interest rate and the general increase in the cost of running a business as some of the challenges affecting the Chamber, adding that these challenges could worsen the unemployment situation in the country.
He therefore urged all the stakeholders including government, private sector and the international community to come on board to deal with the current global economic meltdown.
BY: Emmanuel Adjetey (PowerFM)