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Ghana's apparel industry seeks govt support
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Jul '16
African entrepreneur Ms Catherine Nana Esi Anowah Coffie has appealed to the government of Ghana to support the apparel manufacturing industry as it can immensely contribute to economic growth of the West African nation.

Ms Coffie, who has been inducted into the West Africa Nobles Forum for her contribution towards the development of women, children and the vulnerable in society said there were many companies in Ghana that had the expertise to produce apparel for both domestic and international markets but they needed was support from the government.

One of the foremost challenges these units faced was acquisition of local contracts mainly because people preferred giving orders to foreign companies as they did not believe in the capacity of domestic manufacturers to produce the desired qualities and quantity, she observed.

“We, therefore, want the government to help us get more contracts from the local markets because we have the capacity to produce 3000-10000 pieces a day depending on the garment,” said Coffie, who started her own garment unit Anowah Afrique Limited (AAL) some years ago.

“We really feel the government can help us through the trade ministry and other affiliated agencies,” she stated adding that the sector did not have enough trained professionals and that her enterprise had to train people before employing them.

She recalled how Anowah Afrique Limited which had started working from home had grown into a medium sized factory with the capability to temploy over 2,000 people. However, at present it employed 200 workers producing 500 pieces of garments on a daily basis for the export market.

The company exports to China and Dubai but its main focus is the local market. As part of being situated in a trade free zone, her company had to export 75 per cent of its products and it was working hard towards achieving that goal. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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