The craze for Ghanaians to willingly accept goods and services, made outside Ghana is the bane of the declining Cedi, hence the tough measures introduced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to arrest the fall of the Cedi.
Well-meaning Ghanaians, were elated when at the fifty-seventh independence anniversary celebrations last Thursday, President, John Dramani Mahama reminded them to patronize made in Ghana goods.
President John Dramani Mahama, made a call for Ghanaians to make everyday a “Made in Ghana Day” and further commended the immediate past New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, led by ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor for introducing “The National Friday Wear programme” to encourage Ghanaians to patronize locally made textiles.
We at The Herald see the call as a welcomed one and remind the Ministers to share in the President’s call to support local products.
We wish to call on the President to do his best in leading the charter to offer some relief for the dying manufacturing sector.
The President, must also walk the talk to make this call a reality by wearing Made in Ghana shirts, shoes and trousers on his numerous trips abroad and damned George and Mark and Spencer’s for the Britton woods.
The President must also launch a crusade beginning this year to spend his holidays in Ghana by travelling to the tourist sites we have in the country, as a way of encouraging other Ghanaians to do same.
The order is now for the youth and well endowed in the society to park bag and baggage abroad for holidays, whereas they could spend half of that money visiting the country side.
Mr. President, your call is a noble and couldn’t have come at a better time.
It is up to us Ghanaians to also follow and buy into the call of the President to eat what we grow and grow what we eat.