“The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) met with the Prime Minister and his senior staff last week Friday to present business concerns and also engage on managing our economy’s recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
“The discussions covered topics such as the MoU recently renewed between SICCI and Government, and the intention for the Chamber’s advocacy platforms the Building and Construction, and the Manufacturing industry working groups. The meeting also heard how the ongoing global pandemic is impacting on our companies and industries.
“The long-term advocacy goals for SICCI from its membership, is addressing barriers to business growth in the country such as cost of doing business, and reforms to our tax system, as well as the effective implementation of our laws and regulations. We urge that these enablers for private sector growth are not forgotten,” SICCI said in a joint media statement.
.“The latest SICCI survey shows that companies are now facing cashflow stresses related to lower demand for their goods and services and most do not have deep pockets to tide them through. This latest SICCI survey also showed impact on more than five hundred workers across our different sectors.”
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