- Published on Sunday, 15 January 2017 22:09
Members of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) had the distinct honour of meeting with Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
At the meeting the Vice Chairman of UKGCC, Steven Gray extended his sincere congratulations to the Vice President on the New Patriotic Party’s historic victory and introduced the chamber to him.
The members highlighted their different areas of interest, drew the Vice President’s attention to various policy areas of importance as well as issues they’ve faced within those sectors.
They also had the opportunity to offer suggestions and adjustments to the issues raised.
Robin McCone, a director at UKGCC, offered some innovative revenue collection ideas that were of great interest to Dr. Bawumia.
The Chamber members also indicated the need for changes within the civil justice system as it relates to the private sector.
Dr. Bawumia was very receptive to the chamber’s mission, the key policy points presented, as well as its member’s insight on their different sectors.
He expressed his gratitude and said he is looking forward to working with more business friendly companies in Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia also emphasized the goals of the NPP to holistically ensure Ghana is a profitable place for global business.
He also stated several of his initiatives for his first 100 days in office.
The Vice President further agreed to have a quarterly meeting with the UKGCC.
For his part, the CEO of the chamber, Tony Burkson, expressed his excitement at working with the new government.
“My members and I are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the government of Ghana to achieve its developmental goals and enter into a new age of Ghanaian prosperity. The Chamber thanks the Vice President for his time and looks forward to more successful and fruitful meetings like this in the future,” he added.
The meeting was held on December 20, 2016.