Germany-Ghana partnership to promote apparel sector

Germany-Ghana partnership to promote apparel sectorGhana recently launched a development partnership with Germany to build and sharpen vocational skills of managers and workers and drive the country’s apparel manufacturing sector. Called ‘Socially Responsible Jobs in Ghana’s Emerging Apparel Sector’, it is being championed through private sector expertise and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

The project, part of the German Government’s programme, is set up by the German ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ).

It is a partnership between Dignity Do the Right Thing (DTRT) Apparel, West Africa’s largest apparel manufacturer and exporter of sports lifestyle apparels, the Ethical Apparel Africa, a profit sourcing company that provide apparel brands, and the GIZ, a German organisation providing international cooperation services for sustainable development.

Gerd Muller, Germany’s minister for economic cooperation and development, launched the partnership at the DTRT premises in Accra. The German minister and his delegation also explored investment opportunities in Ghana’s textile sector. (DS)