Buy all your textiles locally-Prez to public agencies
All public agencies have been directed to buy all their textiles and garments locally.
The directive was given by President Akufo-Addo when he unveiled the first locally assembled VW cars in Ghana Monday.
In his speech, the president said “Government is determined to continue this development with appropriate policies including insisting that all public agencies purchase henceforth; their textiles and garments needs from domestic sources”.
The president indicated that the directive forms part of measures government is taking to reduce the country’s import bill and thereby promoting domestic production.
According to him, Ghana’s Garments Industry has been able to produce 15 million face masks and other personal protective equipment for frontline health workers, students, teaching and non-teaching staff since the phasing out of the restrictions.
President Akufo-Addo indicated that, “This has saved the nation millions of dollars in foreign exchange and created jobs for thousands of people especially the youth across the country.”