The Minister for Commerce and Business, Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, has mentioned the federal government, by the Ghana Requirements Authority (GSA), would proceed to pursue measures that may make it doable for Ghana to assemble and later manufacture automobiles domestically.
The sector minister instantly recalled the numerous position the Authority performed within the improvement of nationwide vehicle requirements beneath the Ghana Vehicle Improvement Programme, which is being applied by his Ministry.
Moreover, Mr. Kyerematen disclosed that the GSA has developed over 30 requirements for automobiles.
“This has permitted the homologation of automobiles, making it doable for Ghana to assemble and later manufacture automobiles domestically,” he added.
Mr. Kyerematen disclosed this when he inaugurated the governing Board of Ghana Requirements Authority in Accra.
He congratulated the person personalities for his or her nomination by the President of the Republic to function members of the Governing Board of the Ghana Requirements Authority.
“This can be a name to serve your nation in a really crucial position. I’m satisfied that this name to service wouldn’t be taken frivolously, significantly to industrial transformation, which has since 2017 grow to be the principle driver of President Nana Addo Dankwa Addo-Addo’s imaginative and prescient of a Ghana Past Help,” he mentioned.
He said that as they’re conscious, the Ministry of Commerce and Business, over the previous 4 years has been implementing an aggressive Industrial Transformation programme, anchored on a Ten-Level Plan which seeks to make Ghana the brand new Manufacturing Hub for Africa.
On this context, he identified that the Ghana Requirements Authority (GSA) which is Ghana’s nationwide requirements physique, the Nationwide Metrology Institute, the nationwide certification physique for merchandise and administration methods which can also be concerned in commerce facilitation on the ports of entry by finishing up an inspection of products being imported or exported performs a really crucial position.
“It’s within the gentle of the above that the Ministry of Commerce and Business has supported Ghana Requirements Authority to strengthen its operations by buying the wanted gear for laboratories, the constructing of Ghana and West Africa’s first AC testing laboratory, and procurement of apparatus to examine the accuracy of gas bought at stores,” he famous.
Underneath the earlier Board and the Administration staff led by Prof. Alex Dodoo, whom he described as a good friend, Mr. Kyerematen said that Ghana Requirements Authority achieved a major milestone by the Publication of Ghana’s First EVER Constructing Code.
He burdened that the Constructing Code, which was launched in 2018 specifies necessities for buildings, faculties, roads amongst others, will guarantee worth for cash within the constructing business.
In line with him, the federal government by the Ministry of Commerce and Business will proceed to assist the operations of the Ghana Requirements Authority to proceed to play its vital position within the implementation of flagship programmes.
He added that his outfit has the authority to implement the flagship programmes significantly the One District One Manufacturing facility (1D1F) initiative, the Strategic Anchor Industries initiatives, Enterprise Regulatory Reforms (BRR) programme in addition to market integration frameworks such because the African Continental Free Commerce Space (AfCFTA), EU-Ghana Financial Partnership Settlement and Ghana-UK Commerce Partnership Settlement.
To have the ability to enhance the efficiency of this essential group, there may be the necessity to adhere to sound Company Governance and this board is charged to work with senior administration to develop insurance policies and procedures for prudent use of the Authority’s assets.
Lastly, he indicated that the 2021 GSA Invoice can be laid earlier than Parliament this yr for consideration and approval.
“I anticipate that the assorted provisions will search to enhance the operations of the Authority and put you in a greater place to execute your mandate”.