The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, says he has urged staff of his Ministry to voluntarily wear clothes made from local fabrics to work every day.
Made-in-Ghana clothes are usually worn to work across the country on Fridays, but Dr Garbah wants it to be worn everyday as part of efforts to boost growth among SMEs in the country.
The Minister made this known Wednesday when he delivered a presentation on, ‘The role of SMEs in Ghana’s Economic Development’ at the Graphic Business-Fidelity Bank Economic Dialogue held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
Dr Spio-Garbrah said lack of patronage of Ghanaian products was one of the challenges facing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.
He mentioned lack of access to finance, high cost of finance, and inadequate access to information as other challenges confronting SMEs in the country.
According to him, the inability of many SMEs to internationalise and expand to expand markets was also hindering their growth
However, Dr Spio-Garbrah said government was instituting measures and developing polices that would boost growth among SMEs in the country.
Source: Daily Graphic
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