The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, has given assurance to local businesses that the government will continue to support them to grow and to compete effectively with their foreign counterparts.
She said the government sees the private sector as the engine of growth and major source of job creation therefore it will provide all the necessary support for local companies to stay in business.
Leading a delegation recently to the processing plant of Asamoah & Yamoah Farms in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, Asiamah-Adjei stated that local businesses have a key role to play for Ghana to become self-sufficient.
She therefore called on Ghanaians to patronise the services of local businesses in order to expand and to create more jobs.
“Let’s believe in our own and give local businesses the chance and necessary support to contribute to economic growth,” Asiamah-Adjei, who doubles as the MP for Akuapem North, wrote on Facebook after the visit.
“The government is committed to create a congenial environment for the private sector, especially local businesses to be the engine of growth.
“As a ministry, we’ll also continue to create opportunities that will give local businesses the chance to compete effectively on the global scale,” she added.
Asamoah & Yamoah Farms is certified to produce chicken for KFC, global fast food chicken restaurant chain operating in Ghana. They have a capacity of producing 20,000 birds daily.
Asiamah-Adjei commended the company for its resilience in spite of the global economic challenge, which had a knock-on effect on Ghana.
“This is in line with the Government’s policy of regulating imports of products we have the capacity as a country to produce.
“With inputs to support their out growers, the facility can maintain its production capacity and increase the tonnage of local poultry in line with the Government’s import substitution initiative,” Asiamah-Adjei said.