According to Abraham Koomson, the General Secretary of the Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Union, the local textile industry risks total slump if quick actions are not taken by the administration.
Mr. Koomson told the media person, on Thursday, that “the textile industry is experiencing hardship and we don’t observe any future for it, really the industry is ailing and it is not improving at all”.
Mr. Koomson noted, who has worked in the textile industry for over 40 years, the administration must prevent making unfulfilled pledges and back their words with steps to re-establish the textile industry.
Further, Mr. Koomson stated that the government must also avert importing foreign inferior textiles and enable local textile manufacturers to make quality textile for students.
“We are annoyed with political speaks, even in the parliament they went to purchase furniture from China and I am told the chairs have begun slumping what type of approach is this.
According to him, “With School uniforms; in 2009, the government pledged to source the stuff from Ghana so that local dress manufacturers can have a job to do, but what are seeing now, they are importing already sewn uniforms from China”.
“The industry is really experiencing hardship, look at Juapong [textiles] for about nine-ten months they have not been settled. So if we are going to depend on purchase and sell, then this nation would be a failed country, so I am frightened for this nation and even Africa”.
Mr. Koomson stated, “the politicians must talk and act as the talking is too much and anyone who talk too much acquires nothing”.
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