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US delegation reaffirms commitment to Ghana’s apparel manufacturing industry

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 Published: | Bismark Awusah

Source: My Joy Online (Ghana)

The United States of America has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Ghana’s apparel manufacturing industry.

This follows a visit of a high-level U.S Congressional Delegation including its Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Ghana’s largest apparel manufacturer in West Africa, Dignity Do the Right Thing (DTRT) located in Adabraka, Accra.

Speaking to JoyBusiness at the visit to the DTRT Factory, the Managing Director of the manufacturing firm, Salma Salifu said her outfit with the support of the U.S. Embassy, is looking at increasing the export volumes to $28 million by end of 2020 and employment consideration of additional 2,500 youth.

“We are looking at also bringing in other buyers; we have only one buyer that buys from us now and for that reason the buyer has a certain number that we can even not give them so that tells you that the number is going to double, once it does it means that the number of workers will also increase to 5,000 by next year,” she said.

The DTRT apparel manufacturing facility is a beneficiary of U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) programming and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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