Prime Minister Andrew Holness and several social partners signed a Declaration of Intent to support the Economic Growth Council’s Call to Action.

The signing took place last evening at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston.

The Growth Plan, which was also launched last night, outlines eight key areas of focus for Jamaica to achieve five percent economic growth in four years.

The document was signed by the Prime Minister and Chairman of the EGC, Michael Lee Chin.

Also adding their signatures were President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, Paul B. Scott; President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Helene Davis Whyte; President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, JMA, Metry Seaga; and President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Warren McDonald.

Mr. Holness described the plan as pro-poor.

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Meanwhile, Chairman of the Economic Growth Council, EGC, Michael Lee Chin, says conditions are ripe for Jamaica to achieve the goal of 5-percent economic growth in four years.

Speaking in a panel discussion at the launch of the EGC’s Call to Action last evening, Mr. Lee Chin also gave kudos to the previous administration for doing the preparatory work.

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Mr. Lee Chin says he wouldn’t have put his reputation on the line if he didn’t believe the target could be achieved.

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The EGC Chairman says Jamaicans should have confidence in the plan.

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