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Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers outdoor new executives

BY: Graphic Online
Members of the new and outgoing executives pose for the cameras
Members of the new and outgoing executives pose for the cameras

The Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers (AGAM), has outdoored its new executives at a formal ceremony.

The newly elected executives are Mrs. Natasha Bannerman Kudjawu, COO of Sleek Garments as president; Nura Salifu, CEO of Sixteen 47 as vice president; Dr. Florence Chambas, CEO of Ford Flora as general secretary; Mr. Mahama Yussif, CEO of Harmony Trends as Treasury Secretary; Jane Damaris Agyarko, CEO of Damaris and Garments Ltd, as Organising Secretary.

The new executives take over from the old executives of Mr. Gregory Kankoh CEO, Nallem Clothing; Mrs. Linda Ampah, CEO, Cadling Fashons; Mr. Dela Gomado, Del Gh Consult; and Mrs. Natasha Kudjawu of Sleek Garments.

The handing over ceremony was witnessed by industry players including Dignity DTRT, Manise Designs, Charisma Fashions, Precious Textiles, Tiffylis, Global Garments, and Jem Afrik.

Members of the Association of Garment and Apparel Manufacturers in a group picture

Members of the Association of Garment and Apparel Manufacturers in a group picture

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mr. Gregory Kankoh, outgoing president said there was increased interest in Africa by key international players as a result of recent international events and that AGAM is determined to work with members to take advantage of this opportunity and use that platform to continue to improve standards to suit market trends.

Mrs. Linda Ampah, outgoing vice president of the association encouraged members to increase collaboration to maximize opportunities, both locally and internationally.

Outgoing President, Mr. Gregory Kankoh CEO, Nallem Clothing, handing over to the incoming president Mrs Natasha Bannerman Kudjawu, CEO of  Sleek Garments

Outgoing President, Mr. Gregory Kankoh CEO, Nallem Clothing, handing over to the incoming president Mrs Natasha Bannerman Kudjawu, CEO of  Sleek Garments

The national coordinator, Nana Poquah A. Adiamah briefed members about a recent successful visit to the country of international garment and apparel buyers facilitated by the 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 Kudjawu outlined the strategy for the incoming team and said their areas of focus would be business development, members capacity enhancement as well as effective partnerships.

Other programmes include advocacy for a national policy for the sector, leveraging on partnership to further improve international compliance standards, industry oriented capacity building for the entire sector, increase awareness of the industry and develop further market access for the members of the association and industry.