The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has directed all government institutions to procure only locally manufactured toilet papers.
He gave the directive when he toured the Brompton Portfolio’s toilet paper manufacturing factory located at the Nsawam Prisons in the Eastern Region on Friday, September 27.
Dr Bawumia’s directive comes a day after he directed the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Ministry of Agriculture to purchase all their fertiliser from local producers.
Dr Bawumia toured the Brompton Portfolio in the company of officials of the Ghana Prisons Service, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Mr Henry Quartey, Deputy Minister for Trade, Robert Ahomka Lindsay, Eastern Regional Minister Kwakye Darfuor, and Member of Parliament for the area, Frank Annoh Dompreh.
Brompton Portfolio employs the labour of prisoners in a profit-sharing arrangement under the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative.
According to Dr Bawumia, the decision to insist on local procurement was as a result of the success of the 1D1F initiative, which had led to the setting up of several factories in different sectors.
Vice President Bawumia indicated that the 1D1F programme had boosted the capacity of local companies to meet local demand.