- The National Fugu Day would be a day where Ghanaians will be encouraged to wear “fugu”
- Fugu is a smock produced mainly in the three northern regions of Ghana
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is taking steps to lay down another innovative initiative to help people patronise more “Made in Ghana” goods.
This new directive is supposed to complement the National Friday wear initiative launched by Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Alan Kyerematen in the erstwhile John Kufuor administration.
In an interview with the Accra-based radio station, CITI FM, a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah stated that government will soon announce the National Fugu Day.
This would supposedly create a market for fugu - smocks made in the three northern regions of Ghana.
“We as a ministry want to implement this programme to cushion our brothers and sisters up north. We want to bring up a certain activity which will shore up their income a little bit and that is introducing a Fugu Day as we introduced the Friday Wear when were in government from the year 2001,” he said.
According to Mr. Ahenkorah, the increased demand for fugu as a result of the National Fugu Day would mean increased income for players in the industry.
Citing more benefits, Mr. Ahenkorah was optimistic the day will also provide some relief for the national grid since Fugu does not need ironing.
“... for example if we select Monday as our Fugu Day. On Mondays we know that a lot of people will not iron and so there will be some surplus energy reserved. So ideally this is the concept. The ministry will provide details very soon,” he assured.
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