Seán Neeson MLA said: “It is deeply disappointing that Northern Ireland is the only region is the UK that did not experience an economic upturn last month. This demonstrates that Northern Ireland needs a strong, radical green strategy from the Stormont Executive to boost growth.
“Alliance has proposed a sustainable recovery strategy prioritising green initiatives, which aims to help our construction sector and put Northern Ireland at the forefront on producing renewable technology. The Executive must follow our lead to help bolster the economy.
“We also need to see the Executive advancing more capital projects as doing so would significantly assist our construction industry at this difficult time.”