The Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Issa Ouedraogo, has reiterated the need for the business community to work together in harnessing the numerous emerging business opportunities in the Region.
“We must remember that job creation; wealth creation; economic empowerment; and nation building are all led by business communities and the private sector and that is why it is so important that we come together as a business community and make the best use of the enormous emerging opportunities around us,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Ouedraogo appealed to the business community to join the Chamber and help it grow in order to promote and protect local business interests and bring positive change and improvement to the Region that has so much potential.
He said the Sekondi/Takoradi chapter of the Chamber would embark on programmes aimed at making the business community efficient, effective and profitable:
Mr. Ouedraogo said there would be some amendments to the by-laws with regards to the criteria and qualities required for electing executives and build a working relationship with the Ministry of Trade and Industries, Association of Ghana Industries, National Board of Small Scale Industries, Association of Small Scale Industry,Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) to help improve business operations.
He said the Chamber would also work at rebuilding trust and confidence and expand membership of the business community, foster greater confidence between the donor community and the Chamber of Commerce and Sekondi-Takoradi and support members with credible business profiles and bankable business plans to get financial assistance from international banks.
The Chamber Chairman added that 2015 should serve as reawakening of the Region’s Chamber for best business results. GNA