Expo promotes buying of Ghana goods
from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – MORE than 70 companies are participating in Melcom Group of Companies ‘Made in Ghana’ goods exhibition, which is aimed at nurturing the local industry and support the economy towards a sustainable growth.
The exhibition, which comes in the wake of a campaign to promote the
buying of local goods to save indigenous companies and the falling cedi,
serves as a one-stop shop every year to promote loca goods, Director of
Communications of Melcom Group of Companies, Godwin Avenorgbo, explained.
“The objectives of the exhibition are to grow the economy, to ensure that
we don’t take our local brand for granted and to help create appetite for
made in Ghana goods,” Avenorgbo told journalists in Accra.
“The focus on locally-made items will also help Melcom to cut down import
of foreign products and lessen the burden on the cedis. Every year we will
do this to grow and sell Ghana,” he stated.
As part of the initiative, Melcom is also supporting farmers in the country by promoting and marketing their stuff in the 28 branches that showcase over 40 000 products nationwide.
“We can grow our economy when we patronize our own,” Avenorgbo said.
Meanwhile, Avenorgbo called on the general public to donate blood at
Melcom selected shops nationwide to support the Ghana Blood Transfusion
– CAJ News
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