The Executive Director and some management members of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), received a 7-member delegation from the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) at Its Head Office in Accra.
The President of the AGI, Dr. Humphrey Ayim-Darke, who led the delegation, bemoaned the global economic downturn, which among other factors, has affected the Ghanaian economy adversely.
He stated that the turn of events in the economy has not only led to unemployment but also culminated in the high cost of doing business.
He emphasized the need for collaborative engagement for the common good of everyone and the country at large.
Following a presentation on the thematic areas of focus of EOCO over the period, he reiterated that the mandate of the Office is key to the collaboration of relevant bodies, to help correct the macroeconomic indicators.
He indicated that the regulators need to be strengthened to enable them successfully fulfil their mandate.
Taking her turn, the Executive Director of EOCO, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, said EOCO, in line with its mandate, is always available and willing to partner with all relevant institutions to ensure a safe business environment for all and sundry.
She added that this will allow businesses to stay in operation and ultimately build a healthy and robust economy.
Further, she opined that the Economic and Organized Crime Office would benefit from relevant industry training and technical support from industry professionals, adding also that, an MOU between EOCO and AGI was going to be signed in that regard to ultimately offer mutual support to both parties in the fulfilment of the objects that were discussed at the meeting.