Government has assured local manufacturers in the apparel sector of providing the enabling environment to help them attain their vision of becoming the preferred apparel manufacturing hub in Africa for major global brands.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, said that garment and textiles fall under government’s strategic growth poles and is ready to assist AGAM with market access in order to make them competitive on the international market. He was speaking at the launch of the Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers (AGAM) in Accra.
Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen said, “Garment and Textile is a high volume but low margin industry. The appeal of your products and services by the buyers shall be determined by how efficiently you operate your businesses.
He said, the quality of your products and timeliness of your delivery also influence your profitability and sustenance.
AGAM is a business network and advocacy organization with membership exclusively to apparel manufacturers whose chief mission is to promote apparel business interests in Ghana.
It is also the nation’s largest, apparel-based business advocacy organisation, whose member’s utilize over 3,000 workers and export over US$12million worth of products annually in Ghana.
Gregory Kankoh, The CEO of Nallem Clothing, delivered a message on behalf of AGAM, stated that the goal of the group is to maintain and develop a flourishing industry as well as doubling up their labor force.
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