A fresh opportunity to deepen the ties between policy makers and organised private sector (OPS) in Rivers State has been created. Now, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has created a platform for regular interface with the business community in the state through what he called the “Quarterly Business Roundtable” in Port Harcourt.
The state commissioner for commerce and industry, Chuma Chinye, made this known at a press conference ahead of the maiden Quarterly Business Roundtable billed to hold on April 29, 2013 in Port Harcourt.
Chinye said Amaechi had mandated his ministry to invite the business community in the public and private sectors to institutionalise the business roundtable aimed at bridging the gap in the business sector.
He explained that apart from the fact that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is in partnership with the Rivers State Economic Advisory Council and the Port Harcourt Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHACCIMA), the governor has a burning desire to build a veritable business environment that would pave way for the private sector to be part of the decision-making process on how the huge potentials in the state could be exploited to boost its economy.