Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Regional Minister has urged the private sector to take politics out of business to be able to succeed and grow the economy.
“Most times we attach so much politics to our work; contract which should get to someone with requisite qualification get to the wrong hands because he or she does not belong to a particular political party,” he said.
He noted that this does not help development to thrive; entrepreneurship and businesses have a critical impact in forming the scene of a country’s economy,” he added.
The minister was speaking at the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCCI) Annual Business Meeting in Takoradi. He was speaking on the theme ‘The Role of The Private Sector in Enterprise Western Region’.
He stated that there is the need for government and public agencies to empower the private sector to do more and be able to create more jobs. “In business, get partnership agreement, pay taxes and be courageous when borrowing to build your business,” he said.
He noted that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)are the global targets to meet if businesses in the Western Region and indeed Ghana, are to be competitive beyond the shores.
Mr. Darko-Mensah stated that the youth, need to be empowered with knowledge and employable skills as well as the right attitudes and character traits to aspire and do better than they are doing now.
“I wish to reiterate that government appreciates the important role the private sector especially the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry continues to play in the socio-economic development of the Western Region in particular and the country in general. We assure you of the fullest support and cooperation of the RCC and the MMDAs in your endeavour,” he added.