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Boost to Ghana’s apparel-making jobs

Aug 22, 2017
Boost to Ghana’s apparel-making jobs

The Ghana Apparel Manufacturing Expansion Programme has been jointly launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P Jackson to provide training for 1,337 people and create 1,187 new apparel-making jobs.

The project, which is under the Global Development Alliance (GDA), is expected to provide gainful employment to more women who would constitute about 80 per cent of recruits and would substantially increase new apparel exports from Ghana to the US within a duty and quota-free regime under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).

Essentially the agreement is between Dignity DTRT (Do The Right Thing), a mainly Ghanaian-owned business entity that exports apparel manufactured in Ghana and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The DTRT Group is West Africa’s largest apparel manufacturer and exporter and currently, Dignity DTRT Limited employs more than 1,600 skilled workers with about 75 per cent of them being women mainly from the streets and low income households.