GHANA’S NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SETS OUT TO BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S ONE-DISTRICT, ONE FACTORY PLAN

ACCRA, The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCNCI) is working out strategies to partner with foreign investors to maximise the benefits from the implementation of the Government’s One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) Programme, says its President, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso I.

He told the media here Tuesday that members of the chamber were beefing up their capacities to meet the demands of the industrialization programme with specialised products and services in the value chain. The Chamber is conducting a value chain analysis of the programme to identity the opportunities and roles for members in the chain to ensure that the factories to be set up do not suffer the ill-fate of numerous post-independence factories set up by the government.

A Technical Team from the chamber is also receiving proposals from members and fine-tuning them to be fit for implementation before they are submitted to the Ministry of Trade, while creating opportunities for members to attract investments through international forums.

Nana Appiagyei said its members were happy that the programme was private sector-led, explaining that businesses would thrive if they rather devoted to the specific areas of their expertise so that their specialised delivery would create more jobs and meet customer demand satisfactorily.

In response to the government’s industrial transformation agenda that emphasizes strong private sector participation, the Chamber has stressed on the need to organize our industries along value chains towards industrial development, he stated.

The Chamber’s Industrial Value Chain Project, therefore, is to essentially gather data to inform government’s policy as well as attract investment to the nodes along the chain. President Akufo-Addo has given his endorsement of the project and we are asking other stakeholders to support this initiative.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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