Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in Ghana has commenced as four Ghanaian Garment Manufacturing companies in Accra have been selected by the government.
On Saturday, 11th April 2020, Hon. Alan Kyerematen, Minister for Trade and Industry paid a working visit to four Ghanaian Garment Manufacturing companies in Accra.
The companies have been selected by the Akufo-Addo Administration to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the frontline health workers leading the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic.
The local Garments companies visited by Hon. Minister were Dignity DTRT, Sleek Garments, Cadling Fashions and Alfie Designs Limited, are among other companies producing Face Mask, Medical Scrubs, Hospital Gowns and Head Gears using fabrics from ATL, Volta Star Textiles and GTP.
Mr Kyerematen who was accompanied by a team from both Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Health encouraged both management and workers of the companies to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s preventive protocols and express the gratitude of the Government to them for supporting the fight against this global pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Government has extended the ban on public gatherings by two more weeks as the country’s cases of Coronavirus keep increasing
The President on Sunday, March 15, 2020, declared a ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus in the country.
The ban was to be lifted on Monday, but a statement issued by the Ministry of Communications on Sunday said the President has signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65.