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Business procedures at Job Creation ministry to be assessed

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 8:54 AM
Holness says improving operations within the public sector is integral to achieving sustained levels of economic growth and reducing the debt to gross domestic product ratio.

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says he will be issuing a directive for an assessment of business procedures within the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and for the re-engineering of processes where necessary to enhance efficiencies.

Holness, was addressing the opening of a two-day strategic planning retreat for directors and heads of agencies of the Ministry in New Kingston yesterday.

He says improving operations within the public sector is integral to achieving sustained levels of economic growth and reducing the debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio.

The Prime Minister advised the leaders to look at how best to utilise technology to make their agencies and departments more effective.

Holness says the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation was set up to drive the Government’s economic growth agenda.

He says bureaucracy will have to be eliminated in order for the growth targets to be achieved.

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has responsibility for more than 60 portfolio areas spanning environment, economics, investments, climate change, land management, logistics, planning, works, housing and water.