The Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers (AGAM), the largest apparel-based business advocacy organisation, has outdoored its newly elected executives at a formal ceremony held in Accra at the association’s general meeting last week.
The newly elected executives are Mrs. Natasha Bannerman Kudjawu-President/COO of Sleek Garments; Nura Salifu, Vice President and CEO of Sixteen 47; Dr. Florence Chambas, General Secretary/CEO of Ford flora; Mr. Mahama Yussif, Treasury Secretary/CEO of Harmony Trends; Jane Damaris Agyarko Organising Secretary/CEO of Damaris and Garments Ltd.
The former executives who handed over to the newly elected ones are Mr. Gregory Kankoh, CEO-Nallem Clothing, President; Mrs. Linda Ampah, CEO-Cadling Fashons, Vice President; Mr. Dela Gomado, Del Gh Consult, Treasurer; Mrs. Natasha Kudjawu, Sleek Garments, Executive Member.
The handing over ceremony was witnessed by industry players such as Dignity DTRT, Manise Designs, Charisma Fashions, Precious Textiles, Tiffylis, Global Garments, Jem Afrik and others.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mr. Gregory Kankoh, outgoing president, said there is increased interest in Africa by key international players as a result of recent international events; and AGAM is determined to work with members to take advantage of this opportunity and use this platform to continue improving standards to suit market trends.
Mrs. Linda Ampah, Outgoing Vice President of the association, encouraged members to increase collaboration to maximise opportunities both locally and internationally.
Nana Poquah A. Adiamah, National Coordinator, briefed members about the recent successful visit to the country by international garment and apparel buyers – facilitated by GIZ – the German Agency for International Corporation, in partnership with the German Embassy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The newly elected president, Mrs. Natasha B. Kudjawu, outlined the incoming team’s strategy and said their areas of focus are Business Development, Members Capacity Enhancement and Effective Partnerships.
Other programmes include Advocacy for a national policy for the sector; Leverage on partnership to further improve international standards of compliance; industry-oriented capacity building for the entire sector; increase awareness of the industry and develop further market access for members of the association/industry.
AGAM continues to partner with GIZ, USAID, DFID, UNESCO, DANIDA, EU, TFO CANADA, ITA, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Ghana Exim Bank, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana Enterprise Agency, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, AGI, GNCCI and COTVET.