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Business News of Monday, 6 August 2012

Source: GNA

Government will continue to 'tame' inflation - President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday reiterated the government’s commitment to put in place economic measures that would subsequently ‘tame’ the country’s inflation in the coming months.

He said the government would initiate more partnerships with the business community to create a congenial atmosphere for business to flourish and create more jobs for the youth.

President Mahama gave the assurance when the business community made up of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Association of Oil Marketing Companies, Ghana Employers Association and Private Enterprise Foundation, among other business advocacy groups called on him at the Castle, Osu.

The delegation was at the Castle to console him on the death of President John Atta Mills and also congratulate him on his elevation to the highest office of the land.

President Mahama said when he was the Vice President, late President Mills placed high responsibility on him by offering the opportunity to hold series of meetings with the business community.

“I have always been with you in the past and I can assure you that the relationship will continue until we surmount all our challenges and create a congenial atmosphere for business and job creation for the unemployed,” he said.

He said the government had the responsibility of creating an enabling environment for business and would therefore pursue it to ensure the survival and development of the business community.

Mr. Asare Akuffo, President of Private Enterprise Foundation on behalf of the other groups, pledged their support for the President Mahama administration, adding "We shall continue to work with you to identify all the challenges and seek solution to those challenges.”

He appealed to President Mahama to continue with the regular meetings they had in the past to ensure an effective collaboration.**

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