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Government aimed at making Ghana manufacturing hub of Africa with “Ten Point Plan”-K.T Hammond tells parliament

A world Labour plan is being implemented to make manufacturing the major trust of employment in Ghana.

Minister for Trade and Industry, K. T Hammond had told parliament that since the assumption of the NPP administration, the government has put in place a comprehensive framework for industrial transformation known as the “ Ten Point Plan” aimed at making Ghana the manufacturing hub of Africa.

The ten-point plan also seeks to address the issue of unemployment in the country.

This plan By the government disclosed on the floor of the August house came, given a question asked by the minority leader, Cassiel Ato Forson on behalf of the MP for Pru east Dr Kwabena Donkor, who had sought to know whether there is a conscious plan to make manufacturing the major thrust of employment creation beyond mining as well as oil and Gas

Hon. Kobina Tahir Hammond – Trade and Industry Minister

The Minister in providing answers explained that since the assumption of the NPP administration, the government has put in place a comprehensive framework for industrial transformation known as the “ Ten Point plan” aimed at making Ghana the manufacturing hub of Africa.

He elaborated that it contains ten point components which are One District One Factory, Business Regulatory Reforms, Strategic Anchor Industries, Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones, Industrial Revitalization Programme, Export Development Programme, Enhancing Domestic Retail Infrastructure, Development of SMEs, Industrial Sub-contacting exchange, Improving Public-Private Dialogue.

However, Domestic retail will enhance domestic retail trade through the promotion of Made-in-Ghana Products and by creating a level playing field for retail trade by enforcing domestic regulations.

Additionally, the public-private dialogue will equally establish and institutionalize a permanent dialogue mechanism between the private sector and Government.

In this regard, the mechanisms established by Government include the Presidential Business Summit and the CEOs Executive Forum

These components he categorically stated consist of interrelated interventions that constitute the critical success factors needed to achieve industrial transformation.

Story by Aisha Alhassan – Entertainment Desk

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