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  • A number of initiatives have been undertaken to strengthen the Ministry’s institutional capacity, to better enable the delivery of key development projects and programmes, including the Global Logistics Hub Initiative.
  • Among the measures undertaken is the engagement of a Global Strategist in 2012 and 2013 to conduct seminars on global competitiveness.
  • A Technical Working Group (TWG) was activated to strengthen the planning process as well as to develop the three-year Strategic Business Plan and One-Year Operational Plan.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says a number of initiatives have been undertaken to strengthen the Ministry’s institutional capacity, to better enable the delivery of key development projects and programmes, including the Global Logistics Hub Initiative.

He was making his contribution to the 2015/16 Sectoral Debate on Tuesday, April 14, in the House of Representatives.

Among the measures undertaken are: engagement of a Global Strategist in 2012 and 2013 to conduct seminars on global competitiveness; creating the post of Chief Technical Director (CTD) in 2014 to strengthen the Ministry’s organisational capacity; and establishment of a Logistics Hub Secretariat in 2012 to drive the Logistics Hub project.

In addition, a Technical Working Group (TWG) was activated to strengthen the planning process as well as to develop the three-year Strategic Business Plan and One-Year Operational Plan.

“We called in the Public Sector Transformation Unit of the Cabinet Office to lead a strategic review and modernisation effort to transform the Ministry and its agencies,” Minister Hylton told the House.

He further informed that the Ministry has also drawn on the vast technical knowledge of the private sector and academia to collaborate in critical areas of policy development.

Minister Hylton said that underpinning the process of institutional strengthening is the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) management system and practices to improve business processes and quality of service delivery.

“At the end of the process, we will realise the creation of a new organisational structure within the Ministry, with new key performance indicators (KPIs) and delivery mechanisms, improved response times and performance enhancements,” he pledged.