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19.10.2008 Business & Finance

SME urged to improve upon the quality of their products

By gna

Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to improve upon the quality of their products to meet customer satisfaction and the emerging global market.

Dr Kwame Asamoah Adam, World Wide Fund (WWF) Forest Programme Leader, made the call at the end of a six-day workshop, aimed at improving the skills of wood carvers at Aburi the Eastern Region, on Saturday.

He said the programme formed part of a series of workshops, which sought to improve productivity and competitiveness of Ghanaian industries and products, both at the national and international levels.

The workshop dubbed “Alternative Carving Wood for Sustainable Livelihood Project” was organised by WWF, a global conservation organisation with funding from the French Embassy.

About 100 participants who attended the workshop were taken through the adaptation of the new technology in product design and development, wood seasoning and preservation.

Participants were also schooled on product labelling and packaging, business management and marketing, as well as health and safety measures.

Mr Asamoah stressed on the need to help conserve the nation's forest by replacing tress they had cut down.