Ghana, on September 6th to 8th at the International Trade Fair, would witness an extra ordinary exhibition of industry players brought together by Exhibition Masters from 15 countries with companies operating in the areas of energy, construction, mining, roads and automobile etc.
The participating companies are looking forward to striking new partnership deals and agreements and setting up production plants among others.
The exhibition is being supported by the High Commission of India in Ghana and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations and partnered by Turkey under the organisation of FairAct, VeriFair and Exhibition Masters.
Mr. Prince Hari Crystal, the Managing Director of Exhibition Masters in a welcome address commended Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Works and Housing, Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, and the Ministry of Information for their support.
Some of the exhibitors in last year’s edition, according to Mr. Prince Hari, have gone into business partnerships with some Ghanaian companies.
In a speech, the Minister of Works and Housing, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, disclosed that the Ministry has some priority infrastructure projects and is looking for Private Partnerships to accomplish.
The Ministry, according to the Minister, wants to provide affordable housing projects, construct world class sewerage and drainage systems to solve the perennial floods and also redevelop areas such as Nima and Maamobi with modern structures.
Other areas waiting for partnerships, he mentioned, include sea defence projects, building and relocation of the Capital City to Prampram, in the Greater Accra Region, the construction of modern court structures and accommodation throughout the country for the judiciary and the security services.
Mr. Birender Singh Yadav, the High Commissioner of India to Ghana, said his country is excited to partner Ghana in the areas of the exhibition, adding that 65 Companies from India would be participating in the exhibition.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Carlos Ahenkora, pointed out that the exhibition is timely because government had prioritised the creation of jobs for the teaming unemployed youth.
He added that government would continue to partner the private sector to develop the economy for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
By William Sarpong