Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that Akosombo Textile Limited (ATL) will be charged to produce 100,000 uniforms for graduates under the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO).
According to the Vice President, the initiative will ensure the sustainability of the company and also encourage the culture of accepting made in Ghana products.
“ATL for example was dead. It was shut down, but Government has revived it and it has started operations. As you all know, we are going to be recruiting 100,000 graduates under the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO), in a few weeks. The 100,000 graduates will have some uniforms, and we are making sure that those uniforms are produced in Ghana, and ATL is producing the cloth for those uniforms.
“Once the uniforms are produced, as you know each constituency is going to provide about 350 graduates for NABCO. We are also insisting that the local tailors in these constituencies are the ones that are going to sew the uniforms, so that we can have some economic activities at that level, too.”
He said this when he gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the ongoing Ghana Industrial Summit and Exhibition 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday 18th September, 2018.
The summit which was under the theme “International Partnerships for Value-Added Industrial and Local Content Development” organised by the Association of Ghana Industries in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, provided the platform for industry players to plan on the way forward in keeping the industry running.
National builder’s corps is an initiative of the government to solve the problem of unemployment among graduates in a bid to fix social challenges.
The program is focused on resolving challenges of service delivery in various sectors including the public health, education, technology, agriculture and governance among others.