#OACPS leader, Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI welcomes business forum launch
OACPS leader, Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI delighted to get a new economic challenge for OACPS and said
OACPS leaders have always recognized the crucial socio-economic role played by our private sector, and in particular our micro, small and medium sized enterprises, in fostering the sustainable development of our countries by providing decent jobs, creating wealth, generating government revenue and driving foreign exchange. However, until today we had been unable to formalize the platform through which OACPS political leaders could engage with the private sector in a constructive manner via an open and inclusive public-private sector dialogue
It was the official meeting that started on 21st January with some companies from OACPS regions. Business Forum represents one of the five “Subsidiary and Consultative Organs” foreseen under the Georgetown Agreement. It plays an important role in promoting dialogue and sharing information and help to implement private sector and policies.
During the first Business forum, Samuel O. OUTLULE, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana in Brussels Belgium, and Chairperson of the OACPS Subcommittee on Investment and Private Sector declared:
Our presence here today, albeit the very early or very late hour in your respective part of the globe, shows your commitment to this very important mission of fostering public-private sector dialogue and collaboration. I am profoundly reassured by the enthusiasm shown by our private sector gathered here tonight and I am confident that together we will be able to harness the strengthen and innovation of our private sector to adequately address the many challenges ahead.