The Management of the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce has appealed to the business community, traditional authorities, the media and other stakeholders to stand united and utilise the opportunities in the region to accelerate its development.unity

It said unity is inclusive and progressive and, therefore, entreated all stakeholders to resolve all differences and forge a common goal.

This was contained in a press release, issued by the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce in Takoradi, on Wednesday, and signed by its Chairperson, Mr. Issa Ouedraogo, to wish Ghanaians well in the season.

It said: ?The new executives of which I am the Chairperson brings on board high level of business knowledge, experience, honesty, dedication and dynamism to articulate the interests of the business community in the Western Region.

?We understand the challenges of running a business in our Region, and in Ghana as a whole, and have proven ourselves in our various fields of endeavour?.

The statement said: ?It?s sad to say, that at times we settle for only one per cent and leave 99% to go to waste whereas we could have had 100% with less or no effort at all. This is because we concentrate too much effort on immediate gratification rather than spending the time and effort to build amicable partnerships, healthy families, sustainable development and peaceful communities.?

The statement said the Council of Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry- Sekondi-Takoradi Chapter would in the ensuing year embark on a number of initiatives and programmes, aimed at making the business community efficient, effective, and profitable.

?We must remember that job creation; wealth creation; economic empowerment; and nation-building are all led by business communities and the private sector,? it said.

GNA

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