Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Agotime's Konor urges Govt to support kente textiles
Agotime's Konor urges Govt to support kente textiles
21
Sep '11
Konor of Agotime State, Nene Nuer Keteku III, has urged the Government to provide the kente weavers in the country with financial assistance so as to assist the progress and growth of the local industry.

The Konor said in spite of the fact that the kente industry has placed Ghana on the global chart, majority of the kente weavers have not been able to rise above poverty levels, particularly due to inadequate financial support.

Addressing a gathering of the heads and residents of Agotime Traditional area organized to mark 2011's Agbamevorza (Kente Festival) at Kpetoe in the Volta Region, Nene Keteku said Government's assistance would aid sustenance of the kente industry and also bring down the redundancy ratio and proportion of migration of youth to city areas.

Cultural and artistic values of the Ewe kente were well exhibited at the event which had “Conserving our cultural heritage” as its theme.

Talking about the theme, Nene Keteku cited Ewe kente as the country's best kente and hence urged the stakeholders to help in its preservation.

He further said that besides simple “geometrical shaping”, the kind of kente also has distinctive features which bestow it with cultural and aesthetic significance.

The designs and images with special background bring out some special emotions and well illustrate some of the most basic human ideals, he added.

Nene Kente, however, sounded a caution that people involved in production of inferior quality kente cloth should discontinue doing so and said the concerned authorities are also taking steps to stop such practices.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports from January to September 2017 has...

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said two more leather...

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

Textiles | On 18th Nov 2017

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong...

Interviews View All

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search