Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports to Reach $5 Million by 2017

Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports to Reach $5 Million by 2017

From the Government of Ghana

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) is to increase the country’s non-traditional export from the current export value of $2.64 billion to $5.0 billion dollars by 2017. This will enhance the Gross Domestic Product to increase the national income.

The country also aims at generating considerable number of jobs and incomes, which will be translated into improved standard of living and welfare of the people to consolidate the middle-income status.

Mr Gerald Nyarko-Mensah, Director of Export Trade of MOTI, who made this known in Tamale last Friday, said the strategy formed part of the national strategy for the non-traditional export sector from 2013 to 2017.

The occasion, which was patronised by exporters, producers and processors in the trade and export industry and politicians, was also used to launch the national export strategy and the national export development programme.

He said the country needs an investment capital of 600 million dollars to implement the National Export Strategy document, which among other things, would build the capacities of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies  to enable the country achieve the goal.

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