An Exhibition of Ghana's Manufacturing Achievements opened at Accra's Trade Fair Centre last week. It?
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Background: An Exhibition of Ghana's Manufacturing Achievements opened at Accra's Trade Fair Centre last week. It was organised as part of the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the 13 January coup, which put Colonel Ignatius Acheampong in power.
The Ghanaian Commissioner of Industries, Major K.B. Agbo, opened the exhibition. He said it was a practical demonstration of some of the goals Ghana had attained through its own initiative, effort and resourcefulness. The Major said that since the change of Government last year, the National Redemption Council's aim has been to make Ghanaians masters of their own destiny, politically and economically.
To achieve this aim, the Government initiated new ideas and programmes which it claimed would redeem Ghana's national economy, image and self respect. The Government launched an 'Operation Feed Yourself' campaign and an industrial counterpart, 'Operation Feed Your Factory', to arouse the awareness of Ghanaians to the abundant human and natural resources in the country.
SYNOPSIS: Ghana's Commissioner for Industries, Major K.B. Agbo, launched an exhibition of 'Ghana's Manufacturing Achievements' at Accra's Trade Fair Centre last week. The exhibition was organised to help celebrate the first anniversary of the coup which brought Colonel Acheampong to power.
In opening the exhibition, Major Agbo said that since the change of Government last year, the National Redemption Council had made Ghanaians masters of their own destiny. Politically and economically.
The Ghana Prisons Services was among 125 manufacturers throughout the country, attracted to the exhibition. Major Agbo toured the displays complimenting many of the exhibitors on their achievements.
To arouse awareness of Ghanaians to the abundant human and natural resources in the country, the new government launched an 'Operation Feed Yourself' campaign and an industrial counterpart, 'Operation Feed Your Factory'. According to Major Agbo, the campaigns had proved to be an outstanding achievement.
The exhibits Major Agbo inspected ranged from farm produce to childrens wear, footwear, clothing and canned foods. According to the Major, the exhibition was a practical demonstration of some of the goals Ghana has so far attained through its own initiative, effect and resourcefulness.