Textile Industry Needs Saving

MTI Permanent Secretary Peggy Serame PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
MTI Permanent Secretary Peggy Serame PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The textile industry continues to be a government priority as the sector has growth and large-scale employment potential.

The once profitable sector has had its own fair share of struggle with some factories closing shop.

The industry temporarily recovered between 2009 and 2011 when the government, in response to the global recession, granted the textile industry a two-year P38 million ‘special support programme’ designed specifically to fund payment of wages.

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