The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is collaborating with two other institutions to organise the maiden market expedition in Nairobi, Kenya between May 23 and 27, this year.
It is partnering with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) and the National AfCFTA Coordination Office (NCO).
It is in fulfillment of its core mandate of facilitating exports and assisting Ghanaian companies to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
A key aspect of the programme is the official launch of the GEPA-initiated Ghana Trade House in Nairobi on May 23, 2023.
The Ghana Trade House initiative is a one-stop-shop outlet which will promote Made-in-Ghana products and services in Eastern Africa, using Kenya as the gateway.
So far, 50 Ghanaian enterprises have been selected and prepared to take part in the five-day Ghana-Kenya Expo with the objective of showcasing quality made-in-Ghana products to the Kenyan market under the AfCFTA guided trade initiative.
An official delegation from Ghana, organised a media launch in Kenya earlier this year to inform members of the public about the Ghana Expo and the opening of the trade house, being the first of several similar centres planned to be opened soon.
The market expedition to Kenya will be led by the Minister of Trade and Industry, K.T. Hammond, and will include the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in charge of International Trade, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei.
Other members of the delegation are CEO of GEPA, Dr Afua Asabea Asare, the Coordinator of the NCO, Dr Fareed Arthur, as well as other officials from Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana Free Zones Authority and MoTI.
Some of the key partners of the programme are the World Bank, the German Development Agency (GIZ) and Ghana Export and Import Bank.