COVID-19: We depend less on imports now; we are producing more in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

COVID-19: We depend less on imports now; we are producing more in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

- President Akufo-Addo has indicated that Ghana now imports less and produces more products locally

- This formed part of his address to Ghanaians on Sunday, May 31, 2020

- The president gave details of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) produced to stem the spread of COVID-19

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President Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana now relies less on imports and now produces more locally.

As part of measures implemented by the government to combat COVID-19, he shed light on measures taken by the government in that regard.

According to him, Ghana has so far produced a significant number of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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He explained that they include 4,440,690 gloves, 3,524,205 nose masks, 62,194 goggles and 109,829 litres of sanitizers.

Ghana has also produced 85,995 headcovers, 82,655 gowns, 53,517 medical scrubs and 43,633 N-95 face masks. earlier reported that the Ministry of Trade and Industry has teamed up with some financial institutions to provide support for companies under the One District One Factory Initiative. has learned that 172 companies have enjoyed GHC1.7 billion as part of the government’s industrialization agenda.

Shedding light on the details of the package, the sector minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, explained that the funds come in the form of interest subsidies or counterpart financing.

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