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Business News of Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Source: Eye on Port

GSA, GEPA sensitise exporters in Takoradi

CEO of Ghana Shippers Authority, Naa Densua Aryeetey speaking at the forum CEO of Ghana Shippers Authority, Naa Densua Aryeetey speaking at the forum

The Ghana Shippers Authority in collaboration with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has organized an Exporters Forum in Takoradi to address challenges confronting exporters in their businesses in order to boost the export trade through the Port of Takoradi.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers' Authority, Benonita Bismarck, in a speech read on her behalf by the Chairperson and Head of Shippers Services and Trade Facilitation of the GSA, Naa Densua Aryeetey said the economic growth of every country is very crucial to its national development and that growing the economy has become the target of most governments in the developing world.

She said it was in this light that the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo introduced the One District, One Factory initiative to kick-start a policy that will ignite Ghana’s industrialization and set her on a path to socio-economic development.

"The Government's policy aims to transform structure of the economy from one that is dependent on production and export of raw materials to a value added industrialized economy driven by the private sector," she stated.

The CEO also indicated that the GSA had intensified its collaborations with the GEPA by not only serving on the National Export Strategy Committee but by holding seminars and exhibitions in Accra and other regions.

The Takoradi Branch Manager of GEPA, Ursula Tawiah stated that her outfit is undertaking some activities to boost Ghana’s exports to the international market.

The Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of Takoradi Port, Peter Amoo-Bediako assured that the Port will continue to create an enabling environment for the export trade to thrive.