Posted: Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 14:35 pm

‘Discourage Raw Materials Importation’

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By Samuel Boadi



Justice Mrs Naa Adoley Azu (right), High Court Judge swearing in the new executives of the Advertising Association of Ghana

President of the association of Ghana industries (AGI), James Asare-Adjei has called on government to institute a targeted tax policy

that will discourage the importation of raw materials and encourage local businesses.

Mr. Asare-Adjei, who spoke on Saturday evening during the investiture of a 16-member executive council for the advertising association of Ghana at the state house in Accra, noted that Ghana’s manufacturing sector, which formed an important part of its industrial sector, had been negatively affected by the influx of imports.

He therefore advised members of AAG to promote Made-in-Ghana goods since Ghana’s local brands deserved prime airtime and space in the supermarkets.

According to him, local brands could compete with foreign brands if the necessary attention was given to them.

AAG’s new executive Council has a two-year mandate. its members also took the oath of office and secrecy.

The new council is headed by the Chief executive of innova DDBghana, Joel Edmund Nettey (president); Mansah Anowa (Vice-President) and Martin osei (treasurer).

Ten other individuals and companies elected as members of the executive Council were also inducted into office by high Court Judge Justice, Naa adoley azu.

Speaking at the ceremony, Joel Nettey promised to act with integrity, probity, accountability and transparency in pursuit of their business objectives.

He said the executives would meet the needs of all interest groups in the association, including media agencies, outdoor companies, production houses, creative agencies and individual members.

Mr. Nettey also urged members to participate in the international advertising association Africa Congress, which would be hosted by AAG in Accra this year. the conference dubbed, ‘Africa rising – the New Consumer generation’ starts from November 12 to 14.

By Samuel Boadi

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