Business News of Friday, 27 February 2015
Tourism and Creative Arts Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has thrown her weight behind the national call on Ghanaians to patronise and consume locally made goods and services.
Speaking at a breakfast meeting between the Steering Committee of the ‘Made in Ghana’ campaign and heads of media institutions in Accra, she said the country’s tourism and creative arts sector can grow to cushion economic growth only when Ghanaians buy into the idea of patronising local products and services.
“The creative arts and tourism sector in the country can grow only when Ghanaians patronise made-in-Ghana. It is only when we make this sector competitive that it can create the need employment opportunities for the teeming youth.
“By so doing the country will not have to depend more on foreign exchange to sustain our economy as local businesses will become competitive to support national socio-economic growth,” she said.
The Made in Ghana campaign is about positioning the minds of Ghanaians to become more patriotic by patronising local goods and services to help sustain the economy and it is expected to reduce the pressure on the cedi and diversify the country’s export sector.