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Business News of Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Source: GNA

GTDC to organise food festival

As part of efforts to promote tourism development, the Ghana Tourist Development Company (GTDC) is organising a maiden national food festival dubbed: “FOODFEST 2015,” in Accra.

The festival set to be held from June 20- June 21 is to showcase Ghana’s rich culture through local and international cuisine and also to assemble caterers, chefs, restaurant operators and all kinds of food joints across the country for business.

A statement in Accra signed by Mr Samuel Atta Mills, the Managing Director, said the two-day programme would promote local cuisine and allow people to taste Ghanaian and international dishes.

It said the concept of the two- day festival is linked to the mandate of the GTDC in investing in tourism infrastructural development as well as promoting and marketing Ghana’s tourism potential in culture, arts and food.

The statement said the event would create the platform for restaurants and food vendors to interact, network, develop and establish business and social links with the public.

"It is to provide the stage for restaurants and chop bar operators to launch new products and foster client relations leading to repeat patronage," it said.

The statement said it is also creating the avenue for food vendors to market and promote their brands, differentiate their offerings from their competitors as well as give them the platform to make extra sales and revenue.

GTDC is a quasi-government agency, under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.