The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Frimpong, has called on the private and public industries, to put their expertise together and come out with ideas towards the accelerated development of the country.
She also asked them to tap the natural resources that Ghana is endowed with to attract foreign investors.
The Minister made the call this when executives of the Association of Ghana Industries, AGI, called on her at her office in Koforidua.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) was in the region to host its Annual Review meeting.
The meeting will afford the members the opportunity to come out with ideas and suggestions that will help move the country forward.
The Association which has been existence for the past 56 years is expanding its operations by roping in other sectors that deal directly with the AGI.
They include Insurance Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies oil and gas and other industries.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Frimpong, said government appreciates the contribution of AGI towards the sustainable development of the nation.
She said, even though the country is going through difficult times, government is doing all that it can to ensure that the challenges are surmounted. She observed that the world as a whole, including Ghana, is faced with economic crises.
She called on the AGI to identify the opportunities and strategies to help address the economic challenges confronting the country, irrespective of one’s political affiliation to ensure that Ghana becomes a better place to live in.
Madam Frimpong also entreated Executives of the AGI to find ways of reviving the industries in the region, that have been defunct, including the Asutsuare Sugar factory.
This, according to her, will enable the youth gain employment to better their lives.
The Vice President of AGI, Dr Yaw Adu Gyamfi said, Ghanaians have been overburdened with the rise in tariffs and other utility bills which have led to the high cost of living in the country.
He said the association will stimulate industries in the region to see how best they can grow to an appreciable level.