All Africa Trade Fair launched in Accra

The “Market Place Revolution 2013: All Africa Trade Fair” has been launched in Accra under the theme ‘Building Stronger and Deeper Inter- Regional Trade Partnership”.

The five-day event organised by the Hopeline Institute, a non- governmental organization in collaboration with its stakeholders and scheduled for December 10 to 14 at the Madina Social Welfare, is designed to provide market opportunities for Ghanaian businesses and affiliates from other African countries to showcase their products and services.

The fair, sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Ghana Free Zones Board, La Nkwantanang Madina Local Authority, the Member of Parliament of Madina, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho and FADECO Construction Limited is also an opportunity to provide the heavily populated peri-urban Madina community and its environs with a one stop pre Christmas shopping experience.

Mrs. Fanny Esi Atta- Peters, Executive Director for Hopeline Institute, said the Institute currently works with about 643 SMEs and 125 emerging entrepreneurs as well as over 7000 micro entrepreneurs who fell under a community based village and saving scheme.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, she said the Institute provided access to capital and also created the platform for mentoring and asked micro entrepreneurs in Ghana to join the Institute to help grow their businesses.

Mr. Daniel Kwame Ampofo Adjei, Management Information System Manager for the Institute, said the fair would provide more business opportunities for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs due to the inclusion of the 50 African countries.

He said the fair had registered 150 exhibitors comprising 100 local and 50 from other African countries. GNA

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