Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration will shortly outline a number of priority initiatives which are intended to return significant growth to Jamaica’s economy.
Mr. Holness gave the update at Jamaica House today during the first quarterly media conference held by the Economic Growth Council, EGC.
The Prime Minister says a road map of growth oriented activities will be disclosed after he receives a report from the Michael Lee Chin-led Economic Growth Council.
He’s expecting the report by month end.
Mr. Holness says after the report, the EGC will then take on the role of an oversight body. He says the EGC will monitor the Government’s efforts to grow the economy.
The EGC was convened on April 27 this year. Council Chairman, Michael Lee Chin, he remains optimistic about what he described as the “Five in Four” push. That’s five-percent growth within four years.
Jamaica has not experienced such economic growth figures in almost 30 years.
Mr. Lee Chin also commented on the overarching goals of the council.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness says the Government is charting a course to refocus the public sector on its core functions.
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