• Short Summary

    THE GHANA STATE FOOTWEAR CORPORATION HAS RECEIVED AN ORDER FOR THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS OF SHOES FROM A FIRM IN HOLLAND.

  • Description

    THE GHANA STATE FOOTWEAR CORPORATION HAS RECEIVED AN ORDER FOR THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS OF SHOES FROM A FIRM IN HOLLAND. ANNOUNCING THIS IN KUMASI A CORPORATION OFFICIAL SAID WORK WOULD BEGIN ON THE ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

    THE OFFICIAL ALSO DENIED A RECENT REPORT THAT THE CORPORATION WOULD BE LAYING OFF 400 EMPLOYEES AT THE END OF THIS MONTH BUT AGREED THAT POOR PATRONAGE OF THE CORPORATION'S PRODUCTS HAD MADE IT NECESSARY TO CUT DOWN PRODUCTION.

    THE CORPORATION HAS A STAFF OF 957 AFRICANS AND 38 CZECHOSLOVAKS - PRESENT UNDER A TECHNICAL AID AGREEMENT BETWEEN GHANA AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE CZECHOSLOVAKS ARE SCHEDULED TO LEAVE THE FACTORY BY 1970 BUT THE CORPORATION HAS LAUNCHED A CRASH PROGRAMME WHICH IS AIMED AT EFFECTING THIS PLAN EARLIER.

    RAW MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTION - LEATHER AND RUBBER - BOTH HAVE TO BE IMPORTED INTO GHANA. FIFTY PERCENT OF THE LEATHER COMES FROM WEST GERMANY BUT THE CORPORATION HAS OPENED A SMALL RUBBER PLANT AT THE FACTORY TO MEET SOME OF THEIR REQUIREMENTS.

    THE CORPORATION HAS EIGHT PRODUCTION PLANTS AND EACH OF THESE IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A MAXIMUM OF 700 PAIRS OF SHOES A DAY. ONE OF THESE PLANTS WAS RECENTLY CLOSED DOWN AND THE HIGHEST PRODUCTION IN A SINGLE PLANT HAS NOW BEEN REDUCED TO 400 PAIRS A DAY DUE TO MARKETING DIFFICULTIES.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FACTORY SAID THAT THE FACTORY COULD COPE WITH THE COUNTRY'S NEEDS IF THEY WERE GIVEN THE NECESSARY PATRONAGE. HE SAID THAT APART FROM HAVING TO COMPETE WITH SIX OTHER PRIVATE SHOE MANUFACTURERS THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO WELL TO STOP THE IMPORTATION OF FOOTWEAR INTO GHANA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO75OC227JPQ5XLUF44T8RLHB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO75OC227JPQ5XLUF44T8RLHB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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