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Apr 8, 2014

Government To Establish Industries For Made-In-Ghana Goods


Government is working hard to collaborate with the private sector to establish industries for made-in-Ghana goods to cut down the importation of many of the goods consumed locally and to provide jobs for the youth, President John Dramani Mahama has said.

“Even though it was impossible for the state to return to the days when it set up factories that manufactured a range of things, there was a way out through collaboration with the private sector,” President Mahama stated.

To this effect, a major collaboration is underway to return Ghana to the good old days when virtually everything consumed locally is produced locally.

The President stated this in a lecture on African Entrepreneurship delivered at the London School of Economics last Saturday.

“It was for that reason that the Ghana government is implementing a number of programmes and projects to promote entrepreneurship, especially among the youth, in order to tap into their enthusiasm and creativity,” he stated.

Among the facilities the government has created are the Skills Development Fund, the Microfinance and Small-scale Loans Centre (MASLOC), the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP).

The rest are the Integrated Community Centers for Employable Skills (ICCES), the National Board for Small-Scale Industries (NBSSI), the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) and the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund. – Ghana News