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Govt sets up task force to confiscate pirated textiles
13
Aug '10
The Ghanaian government has constituted a task force comprising of 16 members who have been delegated the responsibility to seize imported and pirated textiles from domestic market.

As divulged by Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), certain individuals and companies were illicitly imprinting the Ghana Standards Board logo on their designs, which meant lifting of someone else's intellectual property.

She specified that, such practices were a hindrance to the smooth running of the domestic fabric industry, encouraging poor productivity and redundancy in the country.

As stated by Tetteh, in order to ensure that such activities do not continue, legal action would be initiated against those who are found guilty as even the fabrics seized would be publically burnt, so as to dissuade others from indulging in such practices.

She appealed the task force members to not conspire with those illegally importing fabrics to undermine the wrong done by them and advised them to realize the value of responsibility assigned to them and to fulfil the mission.

Appiah Donyina, Acting Director of Import and Export, MOTI, Chairman of the Task Force called the job assigned to them as a national exercise and ensured that they would attempt to meet the objectives.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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