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Minister presents sewing machines to 17 Ghanaian youth
09
Nov '11
Upon successful completion of training in dressmaking under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), 17 youth in the Osu Klottey Sub-Metro District in Ghana have been presented with sewing machines by the Greater Accra Regional Minister Nii Armah Ashietey.

The NYEP is intended at providing skill and job training to the youth while making sure that they significantly contribute to the country's socio-economic growth. Another 45 youth in the sub-metro will complete their training in January next year.

The theme of the ceremony was “Empowering the Youth for an Accelerated Economic Emancipation.”

The Minister stated that the government was conscious about its prime responsibility of furthering the required opportunities to the youth by devising and implementing suitable policies and programmes.

He said NYEP has grasped the significance of private institutions set up by individuals and groups and would continue to work in association with them.

Further, while discarding the notion that dressmaking profession is only for drop outs, he said that good knowledge of colours and fabrics is essential to make a good designer and one needs to apply this knowledge to the client's satisfaction to be successful.

Mr. Ashietey also restated the demand for imposing a ban on import of used clothes, so as to safeguard the jobs of those employed in the domestic clothing and textile sector.

While justifying his demand, the Minister said that besides health issues, import of used clothing also strangles the development of the domestic garment industry, thus pushing tailors and seamstresses out of work.

He urged the people to support domestically produced clothes to boost demand for the same and thereby support the local industry.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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