- The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, has hinted at plans of an economic recovery in Ghana
- He stated that the manufacturing sector has been selected as the industry that would propel the change
- According to Ahomka-Lindsay, the industry saved Ghana's economy with respect to the production of PPEs
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The Ministry of Trade and Industry has selected the manufacturing sector through which Ghana would experience an economic revival.
Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, a deputy minister, noted that the outbreak of the coronavirus gives Ghana a unique opportunity to pursue an industrialisation agenda.
He explained that measures are in place to propel innovative strategies in the sector.
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He added that there is an urgent need to ensure Ghana exports less raw materials and imports less of finished goods.
Per a report by thebftonline.com, he noted that Ghana’s future lies at the heart of manufacturing and industrialisation.
A case in point, he noted, was the plan to locally produce personal protective equipment (PPE).
Ahomka-Lindsay noted that the move proved crucial for Ghana’s health infrastructure and our inability to do that would have been devastating.
In other news, the Director of the Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Professor Peter Quartey, has called for a careful reopening of Ghana’s borders.
According to him, the process must be done slowly and cautiously so that the coronavirus does not pose a threat to health and life.
He added that he agrees it is necessary to reopen the borders in order to revive economic activities, but it is essential that safety protocols are adhered to.
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