Minister for Planning, Professor George Gyan Baffour, has said government is ready to offer its support to business that consistently meet local and international standards.
“To sustain economic growth, government is determined to exploit its strategic resources to propel the aggressive industrial transformational agenda – with strong emphasis on ensuring that various companies in Ghana meet high standards.
“This is vital in transforming the economy’s structure into a value-added one. It is for this reason that government is embarking on an aggressive transformation agenda in the various sectors to promote socio-economic development,” he stated.
He explained that when companies meet global standards, they are able to compete locally and internationally; and this not only brings development and growth to the economy, but also positions Ghana as the most business-friendly and standard-compliant country.
Speaking at the Ghana Business Standards Awards, Professor Gyan Baffour assured the companies of government’s commitment to transforming various business sectors of this nation; and as such this cannot be achieved without making sure the private sector is central to growth of the economy.
“Government is partnering with the private sector, which is seen as the real engine of growth for development. We are of the belief that creating the regulatory, innovative and competitive environment will motivate indigenous Ghanaian companies and entrepreneurs to add more value to what they are already manufacturing, so as to make their products and services competitive to go beyond the boundaries and excel,” he said