Owners and representatives from different business sectors convene to dialogue with City Mayor Eliordo Ogena, cabinet members, and the Koronadal Investment and Promotions Center (KIPC) to align their investment interests in the local government’s developmental agenda.
The administration recognizes the commerce as the forefront of the city’s progress and as partners in jobs creation—one of the solutions to alleviate poverty.
With this, the business sector aired out their concerns and suggestions affecting their businesses. Among those were the traffic and transportation problems, improving business licensing services, prioritizing homegrown businesses local to Koronadal City, implementing financial literacy for farmers, develop tourist attractions, and active efforts to rank higher in Top Competitive Cities and claim the Seal of Good Local Governance.
The sector believes that the thrust in economic boom lies in good governance. Former DILG Secretary Mike Sueno encourages the business owners to volunteer and participate to the cause. “Let’s not only wait for our Mayor to tell us what to do… It’s about time nga kita mismo mag-alsa, mag gwa, kag magbulig sa aton sa bag-o nga mayor, sa bag-o nga administration.”
Meanwhile, the city mayor assures that their concerns are heard and included in his endeavors for the city’s improvement. “During my watch, I will see to it na gagawin ko ang lahat para maging responsive, effective, and free from corruption ang burukrasya natin.”