Mahfood apologises to Minister Kellier

Mahfood apologises to Minister Kellier

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica President William Mahfood yesterday publicly apologised to Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier for comments during last week's debate on the proposed introduction of a cess on imported refined sugar.

"In hindsight, the comments were inappropriate and were as a result of the continued frustrations manufacturers face each year in the face of proposed Government measures that tend to affect our businesses and the wider business environment," Mahfood said.

He added: "When we realise that we have made comments that can detract from the real issues, it is important that we correct it as soon as possible. In our partnership for solutions between the public and private sectors, we should always seek to ensure a harmonious environment necessary to grow our country together. As such, I look forward to working with the minister and his team and all other stakeholders at arriving at an amicable solution in the shortest possible time."

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