Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Ghana: New plan to boost employment says Industry and Trade minister

Minister of Trade and Industry Hannah Tetteh told parliament on 16th December of plans to implement a new Industrial Sector Support Programme to boost employment, increase foreign exchange and expanding exports. The plans are costed at GhC 82.6 million (US$55.5 million, according to Tetteh.

She added that the ministry wants to promote local goods including such as sorghum, malt and cotton. The government is working closely with its other regional partners in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to boost intra- African trade and develop a more coordinated approach to securing better market access in Europe and Asia through the World Trade Organisation and other negotiating fora.

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