Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 8.3K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! This year Accra Fashion Week 2016 is set to initiate the first Seminar on how 2nd hand clothes are destroying the Fashion industry in Ghana and how to move around it. The Seminar (as seen here http://www.accrafashionweek.org/afwk-2016/#seminars)will feature prominent speakers yet to be publicized, with the hopes that West Africa can execute the same steps as East Africa is doing. Tanzania has started a program to train tailors in anticipation of plans to implement a regional ban on the importation of second-hand clothes and footwear by 2019. More Articles You Would Love German Company DHL Insults Ghana On Independence Day; See Humiliating Tweet VIDEO: Cardi B Outlines Details On How You Can Receive $1000 From Fashion Nova’s $1Million COVID-19 Pledge According to the East African, Jenista Mhagama, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office said the training programmes will equip young Tanzanians with tailoring skills. The skilled youths will be employed in clothes and footwear manufacturing factories, which are going to be opened, in line with the government’s industrialization plan, Mhagama said. Early this year the East African Community (EAC) approved a proposed ban to boost the manufacturing industry, and help grow the region’s economy. The import ban is expected to boost Tanzania’s manufacturing industry, create employment, and help grow the economy. With the training, Tanzania becomes one of the first countries in the region to start preparing for the implementation of the ban. While the ban has its merits, there are concerns that a blanket ban will hurt the poor. Amidst the growing unemployment and poverty, the importation of second hand clothes provides a lifeline to the unemployed (informal traders), while the cheap clothes, often of high quality are irresistible for customers. However, the downside of allowing these imports is undoubtedly the slow death of the textile/manufacturing industry and the EAC plans to intervene and revive the dormant industry before it’s too late. Besides the economic and policy considerations, critics of second-hand clothes and goods often raise the health element and argue the goods are a health hazard, particularly second-hand underwear seen by some as unhygienic. Source: http://thisisafrica.me Tanzania Look Books accraaccra fashion weekghanasecond hand clothestanzania Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Abigail Oluwakemi I'm a fashion stylist turned blogger, I hope you love my work. More For You Must-Have Winter Boots In Every Woman’s Closet BREAKING: Afua Asantewaa’s Longest Singing Marathon Attempt Disqualified By The Guinness World Records VIDEO: Google Gemini AI Diversity Faces Backlash From Whites Claiming It Is Racist!... VIDEO: See The Man Who Was Humiliated After Watching His Girlfriend Erotically Dancing... Gh Singer Hajia4Real Set To Spend 5 Yrs In US Jail After Pleading... #OOTD: Ghana’s Serwaa Amihere, Sends Social Media Into A Frenzy With Her Stunning... AI Designer Asiko Captures The Essence Of Nigeria’s Masquerade Tradition With Stark Visuals Young Kenyan Hero Olivia Awuor & CEO Of Pine Kazi Is Transforming Pineapple... #MUSICVID: Love Is In The Air; Stonebwoy Serves Romantic Reggae Vibes In His... VIDEO: Arisar Serves A Sizzle Sneak Peak Of Their Upcoming Swimwear Shoot With... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.