Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / TGLEU urges Ghanaian govt to address textile sector issues
TGLEU urges Ghanaian govt to address textile sector issues
05
Mar '13
Prior to mulling over reviving the non-operational textile factories, the Government should first try to address the issues that Ghanaian textile industry is facing, the Textile, Garment and Leather Employees Union (TGLEU) has suggested.
 
TGLEU General Secretary, Ibraham Koomson, said if the Government chooses to revive some of the non-operational textile factories before addressing the issues that led to closure of these industries, it would be utter waste of taxpayer’s money.
 
Speaking at a meeting of textile and garment industry stakeholders in Accra, Mr. Koomson said pirating of Ghanaian designs and imports of low-cost textiles from China are the main issues impeding the growth of Ghanaian textile industry.
 
He urged the Government to implement its laws related to textile imports, especially the one ordaining that the Takoradi Port should be the only point of access for importing textiles into the country.
 
He said the textile industry in Ghana employed over 25,000 workers during the 1970s, but today it hardly has jobs for around 3,000 people.
 
President of Spinnet Textile and Garment Cluster, Ms. Edwina Assan, said her organization is in favour of fixing various standards for the domestic textile and garment industry.
 
She urged the Government to enable the state agencies engaged in protecting the textile industry to achieve their goals by making efforts to cut imports of low-cost sub-standard textiles from other countries.
 
Ms. Assan said in the absence of standardization, Ghanaian textile and garment industry is falling prey to unfair competition from low-cost imports.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

India’s e-commerce policy framework in 6 months: official

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

India’s e-commerce policy framework in 6 months: official

In the next six months, India will come out with a framework for a...

MSME secretary Arun Kumar Panda presenting 'friend of India' plaque to a delegate from Malawi at the first International SME Convention. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

India to set up Digital Trade Desk for SME collaboration

India’s ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has...

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Apr 2018

FOBAP in the Philippines trying for garments sector revival

The Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP), a body...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Top executives
Textile industry

Knowledge sharing platform needed for sustainable water management

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Hardik Sanghvi

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

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

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
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

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
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

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
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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