AGI TO ENHANCE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR WITH GCIDF INITIATIVE – ROCKSON DOGBEGAH
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has inaugurated the Ghana Construction Industry Development Forum, in the absence of a Ghana Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) that the Association has been calling for, for some years now.
At the opening ceremony of the International Building Construction and Property Exhibition, the Chairman of AGIs’ Construction Sector, Rockson Dogbegah said “the forum, as an initiative towards the private sector reform process, provides a participatory, inclusive and structured approach to policymaking directed at reforming governance and the business climate”.
The objectives that the forum seeks to achieve, Dogbegah said, “would speed up the construction sector reforms to enhance the business environment for greater productivity”.
This expected to improve the flow of information, relating to economic policy, to enhance accountability and build legitimacy into the construction policy-making.
Dogbegah noted that the forum would bridge the theory-practice, or the industry-academia gap on construction matters.
He revealed that the sector has been spearheading the drafting of a local content policy for the construction industry in the country. The policy, when it finally comes to be, would promote an indigenized globally competitive construction industry that promotes excellence and supports national development.
Urging the exhibitors, Dogbegah asked them to consider setting up their production units in the country and also creating a conductive atmosphere to transfer skills and technology to the locals.
“With this in place, it would be a good lever to regulate socio-economic dynamics in the country and will lead to the passionate call to AGI to have an indigenized globally competitive construction industry that promotes excellence and supports national development,” he added.
Source: Goldstreet Business