GNCCI Sector Leaders Committee inaugurated

BY: Maclean Kwofi
Mr Clement Osei-Amoako (middle), President, the GNCCI with members of the committee
Mr Clement Osei-Amoako (middle), President, the GNCCI with members of the committee

A 15-member committee has been inaugurated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) in Accra to enhance the welfare of its members and the business community.

The GNCCI Sector Leaders Committee is expected to provide thought leadership in various sectors of the economy on matters of interest to member-firms, particularly on matters that affect the business community such as legislative and regulatory environment.

It is to focus on sectors such as banks and non-financial institutions, insurance, building and civil engineering, agriculture and fishing, hospitality and brewery, manufacturing and export: specify goods.

The rest are automotive trade and plant hire, professional services, logistics and transport, information communication technology, mining/oil and gas, import, pharmaceutical and fashion.

Committee inauguration

Inaugurating the committee in Accra last Thursday,  the President of the chamber, Mr Clement Osei-Amoako, tasked the committee to be the face in championing policy reforms, pushing for incentives and demanding accountability from the government on projects and programmes.

“The work of the chamber is largely a sacrificial duty. We offer public goods. For that reason, membership of the sector leaders committee was carefully selected individuals experienced in public-private sector issues and general knowledge of the activities of the GNCCI. These are individuals not actively involved in activities of any political party.

“We have exciting moments ahead, as such the chamber looks forward to tap into the skills, competencies and social capital of individual members to achieve a shared vision of growth and prosperity for the private sector,” he said.

Committee members

The members to lead the sectors are Messrs Kojo Aboagye- Debrah, Edward Forkuo Kyei, Kwadwo Boakye, Moses Atobrah, Mrs Bella Ayayee Ahu and Mrs Theresa Poku.

Others are Messrs Terence Darko, Dennis Adjei Dwomoh, P.K.Mensah, Cleanse Tsonam Akpeloo, Michael Bozumbil, Nuamah Eshun-Fameyeh, Mrs Patience Tsegah and Mrs Linda Ampah.

The committee is also to advise the national executive, central executive committee and the council of the chamber on sector-specific issues.

The committee members, upon the directives of the national executive, will represent the chamber in their respective sectors at local and international events.

They are to coordinate with the Research and Advocacy Department, as well as regional managers to mobilise relevant empirical data and conduct technical analysis per their respective sectors to inform the design and implementation of policy dialogues and stakeholder engagements.

The president called on the leaders to design suggestions from their various sectors that could be recommended to be infused into the national budget.