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Do not politicise destruction of pirated textiles - NDC
19
Sep '11
Greater Accra Regional Women's Organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Miss Vivian Ankrah has warned against politicizing the confiscation and destruction of pirated textiles across Ghana.

She stated that the ongoing drive by the Taskforce is intended at safeguarding the Ghanaian textile industry from invasion of pirated textiles, and hence it should not be politicised. It should rather be supported by all Ghanaians, she added.

Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry had on August 11 constituted a Taskforce which was authorised to confiscate and destroy all pirated textiles in the country to safeguard the domestic industry.

However, the Women's arm of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) charged the Government of indulging in discriminative seizure and destruction of textiles.

Miss Ankrah said the Taskforce, without any political interference, was confiscating all textiles bearing fake and copied trademark or designs, and hence giving a political dimension to the whole matter by people terming it as 'selective seizure' was worrying.

She said that as her mother herself is a cloth trader, she is well aware of the problems faced by traders and hence would not do anything which is detrimental to them.

The NDC Organizer further said that the present drive was aimed at safeguarding the Ghanaian textile industry and freeing it from all pirated textiles.

It is a widely accepted fact that textiles offered by ATL, GTMC, PRINTEX and GTP are all premium quality textiles and Ghana would not bargain the quality for low-cost pirated textiles, she said.

She urged all the citizens of the country to remain vigilant and help clear out all pirated textiles that were posing a threat to the local firms and their products.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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