Trade Minister lists measures for job creation at local government level


Trades and Industry Minister, Alan K. Kyerematen.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Akan Kyerematen has revealed government’s plan to create sustainable jobs in the country.

A ten-point comprehensive and integrated programme, he said while speaking at the 2021 Orientation programme for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Executives (MMDCEs), will help assist the industrial transformation.

The said programme comprises of stimulus package for existing local industries, the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative, Strategic Anchor Industries Initiatives, Industrial parks and special economic zones, and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development.

The others are industrial subcontracting, Export Development, Domestic Retail Trade, Business Regulatory Reforms and Public-Private Dialogue.

All these initiatives he agreed will in the long run enable the country to achieve rapid economic growth, create job opportunities, and to a larger extent reduce poverty and make Ghana the new manufacturing hub for Africa.

“Promoting local enterprises is the only guarantee for sustainable growth of the economy, creating jobs and building a prosperous Ghana”, Mr Kyerematen stated.

Taking a critical look at the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development, the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be supported directly.

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