- The Textiles Workers Union have raised concerns about the alleged importation of the new uniforms introduced by the GES
- According to them, the fabric for the new uniform was already on the market
- This, the union believes, does not make sense at all
The Textiles Workers Union have opined that the alleged importation of the new uniforms introduced by the Ghana Education Service makes no sense at all.
According to Daily Graphic reports, the fabrics meant for the new uniform, were already on the market although the GES has not officially made them available.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, the General Secretary of the Textiles Workers Union, Abraham Koomson, said the decision of government on the issue trashes its message of creating jobs for the youth.
“It is difficult to understand why the government will encourage the importation of school uniforms. This has never happened before. Government has never sanctioned the importation of school uniforms. We are even fighting the piracy of African prints because that has been a problem which has virtually collapsed the local manufacturing industries,” he said.
He added that he could not understand why the government which was so keen on creating employment for the teeming youth would resolve to importing textiles.
“This is madness, we cannot understand. It’s madness. Is this the government who wants to encourage investors to create jobs to solve the unemployment in this country? We rather paid people in China to create jobs for their nationals. I can’t understand because it doesn’t make sense," he added.
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