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  • Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says unity and collaboration among the more than 60 portfolio areas covered by the Ministry is critical in moving the growth agenda forward.
  • Mr. Vaz said he is confident that if the leaders and staff work together towards a shared goal, success will be achieved.
  • Portfolio areas under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation include environment, economics, investments, climate change, land management, logistics, planning, works, housing, water, among others.

Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says unity and collaboration among the more than 60 portfolio areas covered by the Ministry is critical in moving the growth agenda forward.

“Let us move forward from today having open honest discourse, towards one objective, which is moving Jamaica from poverty to prosperity,” Mr. Vaz said.

He was addressing directors and heads of agencies and departments within the Ministry at the opening of a two-day strategic planning retreat at Spanish Court Hotel on August 4.

Mr. Vaz said he is confident that if the leaders and staff work together towards a shared goal, success will be achieved.

Minister without Portfolio, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said it is critical for staff at various levels to pull together as a team to build the country.

“The different agencies and departments must look at how to efficiently collaborate and have each sector working with each other in a synergistic manner,” he pointed out.

He said the Government has a responsibility to implement policies that will bring increased wealth and improved quality of life to Jamaicans, and by bringing the planning, promotion and implementation roles into one Ministry, traditional impediments to growth will be addressed.

Portfolio areas under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation include environment, economics, investments, climate change, land management, logistics, planning, works, housing, water, among others.

The retreat, held under the theme ‘Charting the course towards sustainable growth and development’, included brainstorm sessions to set high-level goals and objectives and strategic priorities for the Ministry.

Frameworks for new vision and mission statements and a mandate are also to be developed.