The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) elected Kira Thompson-Aird as its new president, at its Annual General Meeting, which took place on Wednesday 27th July, 2016, under the theme ‘Strength in Diversity’. She committed to working with the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. The meeting also reached out to Small and Medium Enterprises, and the new president promised to pursue strong dialogue between the public and private sectors.
She said “Things are not the way they use to be, and I think it was Albert Einstein who said ‘that the one thing constant in life is change.” She noted that there needs to be change in the way things are being done; “we need change in the way we engage, we need change in the way we approach things; and as outgoing president Jeffrey Baptiste said, we need change in our vision and direction”.
She noted that the SME sector has a very important role to play in building the Dominican economy. She added that the Association will continue to advocate for public/private dialogue, and that the DAIC is committed to small and medium enterprises, since they are the drivers of economic growth. “We want to look at economic growth as opposed to sustainability,” she added.
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