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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Challenges facing the traditional smock industry in the Upper East Region of Ghana


Volume 18, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages 494–501

 Challenges facing the traditional smock industry in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Adjei Akuoko Daniel1, Georgina Adongo2, and Frank Osei-Sarfo3

1 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana
2 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana
3 Industrial Art Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 22 June 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The smock/fugu industry in the Upper east region of Ghana is one that offers employment opportunities to many both educated and non-educated alike. Though successive governments have made several pronouncements to help boost the industry, it is still bedevilled with many challenges. This paper therefore seeks to unveil some of the challenges that this industry face. This survey was conducted in the Bongo District, Bolgatanga Municipal and the Kassena-Nankana Municipal of the Upper East region of Ghana. The survey used questionnaires and interviews to gather data. In all, 90 manufacturers and 75 customers were questioned. The study found out that the smock weaving and sewing industry though employs many equipment challenges. Many manufacturers do not have enough equipment to cover all apprentices. Also when the smock is woven or sewn into smocks, the selling of the products become difficult due to non-availability of markets. The study therefore recommends that the District Assemblies should provide some assistance to the manufacturers’ in the form of markets and a festival to showcase these products.

Author Keywords: Fugu, Smock, weaving, Upper East, textile, Bolgatanga, Bongo, Kassena-Nankana.


How to Cite this Article


Adjei Akuoko Daniel, Georgina Adongo, and Frank Osei-Sarfo, “Challenges facing the traditional smock industry in the Upper East Region of Ghana,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 494–501, October 2016.