June 15, 2024

Taking digitized measurements for clothing

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) intends to promote Youth-in-Fashion-Exports( YIFE) as part of the NEDS implementation. The Essence of YIFE is to promote Ghanaian Youth’s participation in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) with the Apparel & Textiles (Fashion) industry .

Chief Executive Officer, Osafohene, Dr Afua Asabea Asare I, accompanied by her DCEO in charge of Finance & Operations, Samuel Kofi Dentu, visited the TUKATECH Innovation Center, and Black Designs Collective in Los Angeles, USA to discuss the creation of a Youth Fashion Development facility in Ghana.

As part of the government’s agenda of making Ghana an Industrial Export Economy, under the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s 10 point agenda, GEPA seeks to facilitate the private sector to set up these Youth Centers across the country for Pattern Digitization, Data Conversion ,3D Sample Making, Pattern Making & Grading, Marker Making & Optimization and Marketing , using the right technology, systems and equipment in a conducive environment.

The GEPA Export School will commence an online training program in the next couple of weeks to kick start the project.

Ghana recorded an 11.75% increase in non-traditional exports (NTE) earnings for 2023. This information is contained in GEPA’s annual NTE Statistics Report which was launched in Accra on May 6, 2024.

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