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Ghana’s textile workers to strike against ‘Fake Textiles’

Textile workers in the capital city of Ghana will hold a wave of demonstrations against the government’s failure in proliferation of fake textile in the country’s market. As textile industry is one of the important sectors in Ghana the demonstrations will hit the market, including the foreign investment into the country.

The recent political crisis has reduced the number of skilled labors from 25,000 in 1970 to 2,000 as of now. The European Union and the United States are dependent on several developing countries of Africa including Ghana. However, the government task force has failed to eradicate smuggling of fake textiles that is active in the country. The workers claim the new government led by Nana Akufo-Addo has done little to understand the grievance of the textile workers. The latter demand that the once assigned task force should be reassigned the duty of cleansing textile market. The country has faced challenges from China due to illegal smuggling of textile prints, and also pirating various designs from the country to the other contending countries in the market.

Meanwhile the government action has resulted in around 20,000 jobs being among textile workers. Due to this textile industries that were booming in the country have reduced. Textile industries in cities like Tema, Akosombo, and Juapong have shut in the wake of the economic crisis.