OPINION

Investors need to see credibility

So far, at least, the government seems to be in some sort of denial – and it has refused to take the issue of growth and development as seriously as it should. There can be no other explanation for the fact that there are certain people of questionable skill, experience or even credibility assigned to key posts whose purpose it is to attract investment. Meanwhile, we have also failed to see any significant initiatives taken on the front toward boosting investment and entrepreneurship. The worst part is that it seems a war has broken out within the ranks of Prime Minister George Papandreou’s government over whose task it is to oversee large investment projects. This has created even more skepticism and confusion among potential investors, who are already wary about putting their money into Greece. It is critical that the prime minister decides as soon as possible who will be in charge of these sensitive and vital matters. This is no time to look like amateurs or for government officials to be seen bickering, because growth is the key to the country’s future.