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18.01.2012 Business & Finance

Uniliver Ghana calls on government to curb counterfeit problem

By GNA
Uniliver Ghana calls on government to curb counterfeit problem
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Accra, Jan. 18, GNA - Uniliver Ghana has called on the Government to use its Industrial Sector Support Programme(ISSP), to critically review the existing structures and systems on curbing counterfeits and cheap imports into the country.

This, the corporate body, said would ensure effective dealing with offenders swiftly and decisively.

“For us the battle against counterfeits and cheap imports is still on and the swift action to nail the canker once and for all will be an invaluable gift,” Mr David Mureithi, Managing Director, Uniliver West Africa made the call at Uniliver's Annual Dinner with key stakeholders in Accra.

He said government's commitment to deal with the many challenges facing the manufacturing sub-sector to make it more competitive and stronger contributor to economic growth is inspiring.

“The sub-sector's abysmal contribution of 1.7 per cent versus a target of seven per cent is worrisome to us and government,” he added.

Mr Mureithi said there was the need to review cross-border trading processes within the West African sub-region to minimise significantly the many bottlenecks fraught with facilitating easy access to the West African market of about 500 million people.

He said it was a sure way of boosting the opportunity for rapid growth for the manufacturing industry.

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