The Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng has stated that government would support business and private sector development.

He added that government would ensure that the private sector was placed at the center of the national development agenda in order to create jobs for the youth. According to him, the government was embarking on a very aggressive and comprehensive programme for industrial transformation.

The Minister for Trade and Industry made this statement at the Eastern Region 2017 Trade Fair and Exhibition on the theme; “Brand Eastern for Export.”

He assured exhibitors that government would roll out programmes that would support them to succeed. Some of which were; access to medium and long term financing, one district and one factory initiative to bring industrialization to the doorstep of every Ghanaian and development of specific adhoc industries.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour said the Trade Fair and Exhibition was designed to give meaning to the development of industries to serve as a springboard for the one district one factory policy of the government.

The Regional Minister indicated that it would provide the avenue to identify and address the challenges of the comparative advantage of the products in the respective communities.  He therefore appealed to all to be positively committed to the growth and survival of our local industries by patronizing made in Ghana products.

In his address, the Krotihene of New Juaben Traditional Area said branding Eastern for export was a laudable move to help the region contribute its quota towards economic growth, creation of jobs and supporting national trade.

He was of the view that Small and Medium Enterprises hold the key to the economic growth and life blood of the country. He noted that there was the need to mobilize private capital with the view of solving acute export development challenges so that SMES gain footholds in emerging markets and increase their fortunes.




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