The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has commended Ghana Exim Bank for providing Ghanaian businesses with the needed support to package and export their products into new markets.
According to him, the bank and the Ghana Export Promotion Agency should be applauded for the continuous efforts to promote Ghanaian products on local and international markets.
He gave the commendation yesterday during the relaunch of the bank’s Made-In-Ghana fair, dubbed “Tuesday Market”. The Tuesday Market is a fair organised by Eximbank to showcase businesses being supported by bank’s facilities to improve production, packaging and potential export.
The Information Minister said the country is in a unique place to increase production of food value chain products, including packaging and exports, “at a time when the World Bank is warning of a potential food security crisis globally”.
“…Again, it is heartwarming to see so many young people and young women venturing into the agric processing value chain. I am also impressed with the profile of persons I am seeing here today. I see lots of people hitherto described as working class, blue collar people, investing in businesses in this value chain. Returns are higher than the usual bills,” he added.
The Minister also charged the young businessmen and women who are into exports to take advantage of the support scheme to play a key role in the Ghanaian export market.
Tuesday Market is a platform created by Ghana Exim Bank for its clients and producers of Made-In-Ghana products to showcase their products.
It forms part of government’s initiative to substantially support the private sector and other state enterprises whose operations are linked to export/import.
It also serves as a one-stop shop for the general public to purchase anything locally-manufactured – from nicely-packaged food items and cosmetic products, through garments and textiles to leather products and many more.