Government efficiency, especially at the local government level, is the spark needed to ignite economic dynamism in the countryside, according to Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette T. Uy, who has resolved and guided Misamis Oriental towns in her district toward effective compliance with the Ease of Doing Business Law (RA 11032).
“The Municipality of Villanueva, which ranked a modest 117th among 489 towns in the Department of Trade and Industry’s competitiveness index, can serve as the peer group leader for the district,” said Uy.
Uy is the vice chairperson of the House committee on small business and entrepreneurship development.
“Kapag less ang hassle sa pagkuha ng business permits at iba pang permit sa munisipyo, mas darami ang maliliit na negosyo,” she said.
Ito ang mabisang paraan sa pagkamit ng economic dynamism o sigla ng lokal na ekonomiya at paglikha ng mas maraming trabaho para sa mga mamamayan,” the lady solon added.
Uy, one of the authors of RA 11032 in the House, said her goal is to make the district’s towns among the national models of LGU efficiency.
She said she will soon convene the MisOr second district local executives to “map out a results-focused action plan to streamline all important LGU processes.”
“Dapat ngayong taon pa lang, meron na agad silang proseso na mas mabilis at mahusay na kaysa sa dati,” sahe said.
“Dapat tataas agad ang dami ng bagong negosyong naitayo. Meron tayong mga itatakdang indicators of progress at feedback mula sa publiko,” Uy explained.
“Every year there must be significant, double-digit progress measurable in terms of number of new businesses, jobs created, and satisfied customers,” she added.
Uy said she will coordinate with the DTI and its attached agency, the Small Business Corporation, so that new businesses get enough support in low-interest loans and entrepreneurship training.
“I also want the Farm Tourism Law and mariculture businesses to gain momentum in Misamis Oriental because we have strong potential in high value crops and inland fishing,” the congresswoman said. (PR)