Government has announced that it will soon stop the sewing of of police uniforms which will now be done locally according to Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also the Chairman of the Ghana Police Service Council
The move, he explained through his social media handles, is part of measures by government “to use its procurement power to support local businesses and industries.”
Other initiatives aimed at empowering local businesses, he cited, include the blending of fertiliser in factories locally, the production of toilet paper in the country, enough to meet domestic demand
” I indicated that the government has taken a decision to use its procurement power to support local businesses and industries. For instance, now that we have local fertilizer blending factories and toilet paper producing factories that produce enough to meet domestic demands, there is no need for Cocobod and government institutions to import fertiliser or toilet papers. I also announced that going forward, Ghana police uniforms will no longer be sewn abroad,” he stated.
The Vice-President made these revelations at an event put together by the Young Executive Forum in the UK on Saturday October 12, 2019.
He also thanked Ghanaians living abroad for their invaluable contributions to the development of Ghana, pledging government’s continued commitment to work the diaspora.
“I noted that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government appreciates the significant contributions of the diaspora community in nation-building. We will continue to engage them for greater synergies in knowledge sharing and transfer, transfer of technical know-how, investment opportunities, and several others.”
The Vice-President is currently in the UK for the Financial Times 2019 Africa Summit, a programme for various stakeholders to discuss and find solutions to Africa’s myriad challenges.