PM Acting acknowledged on country’s conducive business environment

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The Prime Minister Acting, Hon Manasseh Maelanga, MP (centre) standing with RICOH CEO of RICOH Pacific CEO Shiv Narayan (Left) and Managing Director of Ricoh New Zealand, Michael Pollok. Photo from PMO Press Secretary

THE Prime Minister Acting, Hon Manasseh Maelanga received a courtesy call from the Managing Director, Michael Pollok of RICOH New Zealand Limited, accompanied by CEO of RICOH South Pacific, Shiv Narayan on Wednesday this week at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

During their discussions, Michael Pollock expressed his observation of how the country has changed since he visited five years ago.

“Thank you for the environment that this country have provided for us to do our work,” says Mr Pollock in reference to his observation of a stable and safe business environment in the country.

Michael Pollok also highlighted certain communication initiatives that RICOH is behind and can deliver.

He said that while it is a misconception that RICOH is only a photocopier provider, it must be noted that RICOH is a market leader in print and document management technology.

“The technology that Ricoh can provide can assist the Government to reduce spending money on unnecessary materials,” says Mr Pollok.

In his response, the Prime Minister Acting, Hon Manasseh Maelanga expressed his gratitude for investors like RICOH for keeping and showing their interest to do business in the country.

He also stated, “The Government welcomes and always look at ways to have the up-to-date and efficient Communication Technology systems in place to facilitate its activities and especially within its Ministries.”

The PM Acting also stated that apart from facilitating cutting-edge technology to support activities with the Ministries, an advanced and reliable communication initiative will also support our remote Provincial Governments to effectively engage in their activities to support the National Government.

The Prime Minister Acting commend the courtesy visit by the RICOH boss and suggested for the company to avail time to do a thorough presentation regarding their products in the near future.


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