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Business News of Friday, 22 May 2015

Source: GNA

Made-In-Ghana logo winners receive cheques

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Wednesday presented cheques to winners of the Made-In-Ghana logo competition in Accra.

The winner, Mr Bart-Plange took home a laptop computer and a cheque for GH? 10,000.00 as his prize.

The other winners, Telemedia Communication, the first runner up received GH? 3,000.00 and a laptop computer, whereas Ms Yvonne Ayensu-Kumi, the second runner up got GH? 1,000.00 and a laptop computer.

The Made-In-Ghana Logo contest organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to serve as the brand for products of local industries.

In 2014, President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated an 18-member Steering Committee to promote Made-In-Ghana goods.

The Committee, chaired by the Minister of Trade and Industry was expected to design policies to promote a national programme on patronising locally manufactured products.

The main objective of Made-In-Ghana is to support local manufacturers, create jobs, generate income, improve quality of life, reduce trade imbalance and to change the mindset of Ghanaians towards locally manufactured products.

The logo, which came out with a star designed in the national colours of red, gold and green in a black background with the inscription “Made-In-Ghana” – Premium Quality in white was chosen from more than 100 entries submitted by 72 people.

The Minister said the Ministry is ready to support any of the winners interested in furthering their education to improve on their talent and skills for national development.