Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Government of Ghana plans to invest in textile industry
Government of Ghana plans to invest in textile industry
11
Sep '14
The Government of Ghana is planning to invest in the textile sector of the country. The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who visited Dignity DTRT, a garment company in Accra, said the Government is taking steps to invest in the local textile industries to promote it in the international market, Ghana news agency reported.

He commended the management and staff of Dignity DTRT for the good work they were doing and promised that the Government would support them to improve production to enable them to provide more jobs for the youth.

The President said the visit was the first step in encouraging Ghanaian textile companies to improve production. He said the move was to help in the reduction of importation of textile goods and to create many job opportunities in the Ghanaian textile sector.

He said the Government of Ghana would also help revive the cotton industry to ensure that most of the lint is produced in the country and reduce the exportation of primary goods to other countries. The President also asked the manufacturing companies to increase their production to meet international standards.

Since the cotton industry in Ghana serves as the raw material base and is receiving a good response, the Government of Ghana plans to extend its focus to finished products.

Dignity-DTRT, which is a joint venture, currently manufactures garments for the US market, with a workforce of 500 people.

The managing director of Dignity DTRT Madam Salma Salifu said they had a target of increasing their workforce to 5,000 by the close of 2016 and called for governmental intervention to survive in the face of stiff competition from importers. (GK)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2017

DuPont launches new stretchable electronic inks, films

DuPont Advanced Materials has announced availability of its newest...

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2017

Clariant, Huntsman present update on planned merger

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have presented a first update on...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2017

Columbia Sportswear posts Q2 2017 net sales of $398.9 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has recorded net sales of $398.9 million...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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

July 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
61.1%
No
22.2%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 18

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
33.3%
No
44.4%
Skip
22.2%

Total Votes: 18

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
83.3%
No
5.6%
Skip
11.1%

Total Votes: 18

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
50.0%
No
11.1%
Skip
38.9%

Total Votes: 18


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



X