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BCC and NDPS Strengthens Relationship for Stronger Bahamas

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the National Development Plan Secretariat both said they look forward to strengthening their relationship for one common goal, a stronger Bahamas.

Earlier this year, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Gowon Bowe, announced at a press conference that his greatest concern with the National Development Plan was that its end result would not foster the country’s future growth.

Yesterday, both organizations issued a joint press release stating that the National Development Plan is too important for any distractions between the two organizations.

“Both the National Development Plan Secretariat and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation recognize that creating a widely consulted, well-thought out National Development Plan is far too important for Bahamians today and for the future of The Bahamas to be mired by any misunderstandings or miscommunication,” he said.

“It is mutually agreed that a recent article published in a local newspaper does not fully reflect the level of dialogue which has existed over the last two years with the chamber, the private sector and the government with respect to the National Development Plan project. The National Development Plan is currently in the diagnostic stage and is gathering data to support an evidenced based situational analysis of The Bahamas’ economy and society. Phase two will involve deeper consultation with the public on a shared vision for The Bahamas. Phase three will entail the actual drafting of the National Development Plan which is expected by December, 2015.”

The press release assured that during the last few months, there has been development and advancement in regards to the bettering of the National Development Plan. The two companies vowed to come together to fight for one common goal.

“The secretariat has made every effort to keep the private sector and the media aware of progress on the project over the last six months through a number of highly visible seminars, including the recent Chamber Conclave and Bahamas Business Outlook seminars, as well meetings with private individuals and civic groups,” it said.

“The secretariat, however, continues to strengthen its communication’s programme. The chamber and the secretariat look forward to working together and strengthening the mutual relationship for the common goal of a stronger Bahamas.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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