President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated an 18-member steering committee to promote made-in-Ghana goods.
The committee, chaired by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah is expected to design policies to promote a national programme on patronising locally manufactured products.
The steering committee is also made up of institutions such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Association of Ghana Industries ( AGI), GRATIS Foundation, Ghana Trade Fair Authority and the Brand Ghana Office, Institute of Public Relations, Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana
Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
President Mahama has been pushing for the use of made in Ghana goods for sometime now.
In March 2014, Mahama appealed to Ghanaians to change their unbriddled taste for foreign goods and switch to made-in-Ghana goods.
President John Dramani Mahama has also revealed that the government is collaborating with the private sector to establish industries for made-in-Ghana goods to cut down the importation of many of the goods consumed locally and to provide jobs for the youth.