Construction as a Pillar of the Growth Agenda

This Administration is committed to the economic growth and development of the country. As we seek to advance the growth agenda it is evident that the construction industry has a major role to play in driving the process.

This premier platform—conceptualised and facilitated by the Mona School of Business and Management for decision makers, business leaders and academia to engage in meaningful and solution oriented discourse around topics that are critical to all spheres of national development—is a timely reminder of the vital role of tertiary institutions in society. Sometime, these institutions are criticised for what is perceived to be their lack of relevance, whether through obsolescence in their content or an inability to establish the link between content and the change that is required to move us forward. I am therefore quite happy that the Mona School of Business and Management has taken a solution-oriented approach to education as outlined in their mission statement. Indeed, as agents of change, they have gone a step further by hosting events such as these.

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