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[Media Release - OPSC] BTIB Functional Review


Wednesday 27 January 2021


The Office of the Public Service Commissioner (OPSC) have contracted out the Functional Review (FR) of the Business Trade Investment Board (BTIB) to Rohan Ellis starting on March 1st 2021 for a period of eight weeks.


A Working Group is established under this FR comprising of representatives from: Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Marine Resources, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and the Cook Islands Tourism Authority who will guide this review.


This FR is designed to help BTIB to clarify key roles and responsibilities with a view to clarifying key functions around governance, trade and marketing, foreign investment and business development.


The Report will be submitted to the Minister of BTIB Mr Patrick Arioka, who is looking forward to “a BTIB that will be growing, supporting and sustaining mechanisms, investments, markets and trade not only in Rarotonga but the Pa Enua for a more stable economy”.


For BTIB CEO, Repeta Puna, it is envisaged that this review will “enable BTIB to strengthen collaboration with its sectoral partners to transform our economy to be more dynamic, resilient and productive with diverse business innovations”.


Any resulting proposed plans, recommended strategies and innovations from this review must be Cook Islands owned and led, focussed on action and results, building upon and maximising on our local strengths and sustainability.


Therefore, progressing towards achieving a relevant fit for purpose operating environment and embed a culture of performance excellence, while meeting BTIB vision,” Economic growth and prosperity for the people of the Cook Islands.”


ENDS


Enquiries regarding this media release can be directed to Dorothy Solomona, Director, Policy and Planning, at Dorothy.solomona@cookislands.gov.ck or call 29 421 during Office hours.