Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawmia has indicated that the government has taken a decision to use its procurement power to support local businesses and industries.
He made these remarks when attended an event organised by the Young Executive Forum (YEF), and NPP-UK in London on Saturday October 12, 2019.
Dr. Bawumia cited instances saying now that we have local fertilizer blending factories and toilet paper producing factories that produce enough to meet domestic demands, there is no need for Cocobod and government institutions to import fertiliser or toilet papers.
He also announced that going forward, Ghana police uniforms will no longer be sewn abroad.
In his remarks, Dr. Bawumia noted that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government appreciates the significant contributions of the diaspora community in nation-building and will continue to engage them for greater synergies in knowledge sharing and transfer, transfer of technical know-how, investment opportunities, and several others.