The minister of trade and industry (MOTI), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah stated that the economic growth of Ghana depends on the Ghanaians consumption of domestically produced goods and services.
He further stated that the continuous spending of the citizens of natively produced item not only offer opportunities for economic growth but also open new avenues for national development and integration. This friendly public behavior also give incentives to the local businesses and helpful in building relationships, trade, exchange linkages and innovations.
He expressed these views in his speech at Grand Sales 2014, Co-locating with Made-in-Ghana Fair at Accra.
Moreover he said, the habitual behavior of buying natively produce goods by Ghanaian s will create job opportunities in the country and also improve our level of competence. All stockholders of the production and economic process will get trusted and invest more.
Additionally he also highlighted the importance of this event by stating that this effort to co-locating the two different events will get the attention of international exhibition industry.
Beside this it will further lead to create the bigger platforms for exhibitors, traders and buyers to work together to open a one-shop- business activity, Minister of trade and industry said.
This fair spread over 10 days from December 15 to December 24 at the Ghana international trade fair centre Accra, to promote the Ghanaian or made in Ghana products.
Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited
Dr Spio-Garbrah further disclosed that he would expecting more than 25000 visitors and also revealed that over 400 exhibitors are going to take the part in this fair.
The decided central theme of this upcoming fair is “Bringing Buyers and Sellers together”.
This fair decorated with the activities of Made-In-Ghana Health Walk scheduled at for December 20th and musical concert on December 24th. Further activities included daily exercises sessions and free Health Screening.
The minister also requested to all companies, bodies and exhibitors who had not yet registered to do so and enjoy the maximum benefits that this platform offers.
Dr Spio-Garbrah yet again requested the Ghanaian public to promote and consume the made in Ghana products by telling the benefits that this act will reduce the burden of imports from country’s economy.
Board Chairperson of Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited (GHTFCL), Mrs. Hannah Amoateng, called for partnership amid MOTI and the GHTFCL that would help promote Ghana’s trade Plan.
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