One may ask what exactly the writing on the placard held up by the official MADE-IN-GHANA AMBASSADOR, Ms Emelia Arthur in this picture really means.
There’s a huge number of Ghanaians making items and offering services of a wide variety. Their products and services are all collectively branded MADE-IN-GHANA and placed under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) which also has oversight over a broad array of economic, financial and policy-formation issues.
What Ms Arthur is simply advocating for is the establishment of a MADE-In-GHANA AUTHORITY, along the lines of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to efficiently regulate all MADE-IN-GHANA products and services.
The MADE-In-GHANA AUTHORITY would be expected to ensure that product manufacturers and service providers offer only approved quality standards and that consumers receive value for money at all times.
As we gear up to vote at the next general elections, Ms Arthur is urging the government to be sworn in next January to seriously consider her stance. She would be exceedingly glad if any of the political parties give an assurance NOW that it would seriously look at her suggestion if voted into power on December 7.
In her view, such an assurance NOW would definitely win votes from the hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians involved with producing and offering many different items and services in the MADE-IN-GHANA space. TSOOBOI!