Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan K. Kyerematen.

Trade and Industry Minister Akan Kyerematen revealed the government’s plan to create sustainable jobs in the country.

A comprehensive and integrated ten-point curriculum, he said speaking to the 2021 Orientation Program for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Executives (MMDCEs), will help support industrial transformation.

The said program includes a stimulus plan for existing local industries, the One District One Factory initiative (1D1F), strategic initiatives of anchor industries, industrial parks and special economic zones, and the development of small and medium enterprises. (SME).

The others are industrial subcontracting, export development, domestic retailing, trade regulatory reforms and public-private dialogue.

All of these initiatives, he agreed, will in the long run enable the country to achieve rapid economic growth, create employment opportunities and, to a greater extent, reduce poverty and make Ghana the new manufacturing center of Africa.

“Promoting local businesses is the only guarantee for sustainable economic growth, job creation and building a prosperous Ghana,” Kyerematen said.

By taking a critical look at the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will be directly supported.