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  • The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is lauding Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, for focusing on the area of economic growth and job creation for which a new Ministry has been created.
  • Mr. Mahfood was addressing the PSOJ President’s Forum on Tuesday (March 29) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
  • “We look forward to working with you and the entire private sector to deliver on our promise of accelerating growth and job creation for all Jamaicans,” Mr. Shaw added.

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is lauding Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, for focusing on the area of economic growth and job creation for which a new Ministry has been created.

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation is under the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister.

“That is one of the things that the private sector is very hopeful and positive about,” said President of the PSOJ, William Mahfood.

He added the private sector group is “very excited to hear of all of the new plans” and affirmed the PSOJ’s willingness to aid the Government in its thrust to spur growth and development.

Mr. Mahfood was addressing the PSOJ President’s Forum on Tuesday (March 29) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

He noted that the PSOJ could be particularly helpful in the areas of tax policy and strategies to achieve even further improvements in business confidence.

“We want to reassure you that we stand ready to assist in building on that confidence and identifying areas of policy that need to be crafted in order to ensure that we do grow,” Mr. Mahfood said.

The PSOJ President also called for greater collaboration between the Government and the private sector.

He further cited the need for a reduction in Government bureaucracy, and measures to address crime and violence.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, welcomed the support from the PSOJ, noting that “it is the private sector and not the Government that creates economic opportunity.”

He pledged that the Government will “pave the way to make it easier for the private sector to truly be the engine of growth in the Jamaican economy.”

“We look forward to working with you and the entire private sector to deliver on our promise of accelerating growth and job creation for all Jamaicans,” Mr. Shaw added.