Wed 25th May 2016
NI Chamber welcomes new Executive
The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has welcomed the appointment of the new Executive Ministers and urged all Government representatives to work together in the pursuit of a sustained economic recovery.
Ann McGregor, NI Chamber Chief Executive said:
“We warmly congratulate all the incoming Ministers and especially Simon Hamilton in Economy, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir in Finance and Chris Hazzard in the Department of Infrastructure. While we believe that all actions of the Executive and the Assembly impact either directly or indirectly on the economy, these three departments, in particular, will be to the fore in developing plans around Corporation Tax reduction, development of the necessary physical and communications infrastructure and ensuring that we have a steady supply of skilled workers.
“All three of the Ministers in question will have their own priorities and we are ready to work closely with them as NI Chamber always has done in the past. It is imperative that there is genuine cross departmental co-operation over the next Assembly term. A joined up and strategic thinking Executive will provide a solid platform for a new period of economic recovery and growth.”