Kathmandu, Aug 28: Minister for Finance Dr Ramsharan Mahat has said that a new constitution should be drafted with a focus on economic agendas.
Minister Dr Mahat said so in the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Society of Economic Journalists-Nepal (SEJON) this morning in the capital city.
Speaking at the programme, Minister Mahat said, “The need of the hour is how to promote economy, how to create investment-friendly environment and how to increase the productions.”
Opining that a great of time had been spent, entangling on political and emotive issues during the constitution promulgation process, the Finance Minister argued that journalism should also focus on economic agendas.
He believed that the economic journalism in Nepal would assume greater height in the future.
Minister Mahat further argued that one should be mindful about not infringing on other’s rights while raising the issues for one’s rights.
Similarly, Prime Minister’s press advisor and founding chair of SEJON Prateek Pradhan suggested that economic journalism should take stride and come in forefront in Nepal’s journalism sector.
On the occasion, President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Pashupati Murarka and Chairperson of SEJON Bigyan Bibhu Adhikari asserted that economic journalism could significantly contribute to the country’s economic development.
The AGM would elect a new working committee of the SEJON.