Source: myjoyonline.com - The Trade and Industry Minister has asked Ghanaians to pay more for local products to sustain the ‘Made in Ghana Campaign’.
According to Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the growing appetite for foreign products could defeat the sustenance of the campaign.
Addressing CEOs at a breakfast meeting held by the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Accra, Dr. Spio Garbrah said he wants Ghanaians to be more patriotic to promote local industries.
“The Toyotas and the Nissans when they started producing in the 1916’s were not of the same quality but because people consistently patronised them, then they managed to expand and invest in R&B until they became internationally competitive.
“So the fact that Ghanaian products may not today be of good quality as a foreign product does not mean a patriotic Ghanaian cannot patronise it, I certainly as a patriotic Ghanaian will consciously pay a little bit more for a made-in-Ghana product than a non-made in Ghana products”.
Dr. Spio-Grabrah added, “this is what we expect the Ghanaian citizenry overtime…to patronise the goods so that your companies can succeed and expand”.
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