The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the leave of absence for Gender Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo until further notice.
A statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah will act as caretaker Minister while Adwoa Safo is away.
Below is the full statement:
In other news: 1D1F: Akufo-Addo Commissions Garment Manufacturing Factory At Koforidua
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 5th October 2021, commissioned ‘MaaGrace Company Ltd’, a garment manufacturing company, operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative.
The company specialises in the production of utility clothing, uniforms for security forces, hospital scrubs, uniforms for hotels, uniforms for schools and production of standardised uniforms.
Equipped with 600 industrial machines, and with the support from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ghana EXIM Bank, the company was able to export 20,000 and 80,000 units per month, in 2019 and 2020 respectively, of hospital scrubs and uniforms for chefs to the United States.
The company commenced operations in 2003 under the Government of former President John Agyekum Kufuor. However, its operations went down upon the exit of the Kufuor-led Government. In 2017, the company applied for support under the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, and has since seen its operations resuscitated.
President Akufo-Addo commended the management of the company, and, indeed, other garments and textiles factories in the country, for the support extended to the Government in the fight against the COVID-19, by domestically manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPEs) for use by frontline health workers and other professional.
MaaGrace Limited was one of the leading garment companies that produced over 2 million face masks, 18,000 hospital gowns and headcovers, as well as 12,000 medical scrubs within a short period of time, a classic example of Government’s import substitution strategy, which is one of the strategic objectives of the 1D1F Initiative.