Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Gloria Joseph says Dominica is committed to achieving 100 percent employment.

Her remarks came at the start of a national consultation on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Growth Action Plan at the fort young hotel on Thursday.

The ECCB and OECS commission are spear heading the event which brought together a number of stakeholders in the economy and civil society.

The permanent told the forum that local private sector investment, foreign direct investment and strategies to achieve sectoral growth are among government’s initiatives to stimulate the economy.

She says natural disasters and the impact of climate change pose a serious threat to economic growth.

She also highlighted a number of challenges which curbs growth in Dominica including the high cost of energy.

The panelists were opposition leader Lennox Linton; General Secretary of the PSU, Thomas Letang; President of the DAIC, Kira Thompson Aird; Executive Director of the lifeline Ministries, Tina Alexander; Chairman of the Dominica Christian Council, Reverend Novelle Josiah and National Youth Council Member Eardley Pierre.