The Eastern regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor has hinted banning the wearing of suits and foreign dresses to work at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
According to the Minister, very soon, the RCC will make it compulsory for all staff at the Coordinating council to wear only made in Ghana dresses.
The intent he explained is to promote made in Ghana products to boost the economy and create jobs.
“We want to make made- in-Ghana dresses a culture in the Eastern region. Very soon in consultation with my RCD, we will decide and take a bold and firm decision to make it compulsory for all our staff, from Monday to Friday not the Friday wear, but Monday to Friday to put on only made in Ghana,’ he said.
The regional Minister said this Thursday during the launch of Eastern region 2017 Trade fair and Exhibition scheduled to be held from September 19- 24,2017 at the Koforidua Jackson Park under the theme ‘Brand Eastern for Export’.
The Event is expected to be participated by over 500 entrepreneurs, craftsmen, manufacturers, producers, service providers and other stakeholders from all 26 districts in the region to showcase and market their products and services.
Ultimate News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah reported that the Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor said, Eastern region is endowed with various agro-products particularly mango, vegetables, palm oil which can all be processed for export.
The representative of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr.Kobina Ebo Quayson said the ministry has outlined a ten point industrial agenda aimed at transforming the entire industrial landscape of the economy with processing of raw products being a key part.
According to him, government is also providing stimulus package through industrial revitalization programme to revamp defunct factories while efforts are being made to address all bottlenecks suffocating the private sector.