Economist expresses worry over huge importation of goods and services

Dr. Nathaniel Gearing Parker, Director General of Association of Quality Assurance (AQA) for Africa, on Monday expressed worry over huge importation of goods and services even though Ghana had expanded and potential self-sustaining economy.

He noted that quality standards had fallen in many institutions especially at the management level stressing that the situation had resulted in over-dependence of foreign merchandise; some which he described were low-graded.

Dr Parker was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at the end of an event organised by AQA to commemorate World Quality Day in Accra.

He said the day, which falls on 7-11 November each year, had been set aside by the United Nations to promote awareness of quality around the world for individuals and organisations.

Dr Parker said he was dissatisfied with the level of professional and quality performance in most institutions stressing that excellence in customer services, business presentation and best practices were on the decline.

He said in a global economy where success depended on quality, innovation and sustainability, Ghanaian businesses and entrepreneurs could not afford to miss the opportunity to compete stressing the need for reinforcement of organisations’ foundation.

Dr Parker said AQA is a professional body that offers capacity building programmes for professionals and individuals with special focus on management aspects of quality.

Source: GNA

1 Comment
  1. GH says

    Ghana never learn since independence as well as Africa. sooner Ghana leaders learn the better. Europe and US will not have been in debts if not due to overspending and irresponsible fiscal. Chinese dumping in the the us, housing crisis due to poor banking regulations.
    Australia, Canada, Norway are not heavily in debts because of continue prudency in budgeting, good Agriculture not lip singing.

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