Natural Soap Fair Launched In Accra

Mrs A natural soap fair, which seeks to promote the use of allanbalckia nuts in the soap making industry has been launched in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to patronise locally-made soaps.

The fair, which was organised by Soap Phama and Eden’s Way on the theme, “Making use of local ingredients in the natural soap industry with emphasis on allanbalckia,” attracted most local soap makers, who exhibited soaps made of natural herbs to the public.

Launching the fair last Friday, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Sena Okity Duah, stressed the need for Ghanaians to embrace locally made soaps in order to boost the industry.

She encouraged the youth to get involved in soap-making to create employment for themselves.
Mrs Grace Coker, a soap-maker and the event coordinator explained that the essence of the fair was to bring together soap-makers and encourage them to use allanbalckia nuts for making soaps.

She said the allanblackia nuts contained oil, which could heal the human body of severe pains.
Soap-making according to Mrs. Coker was a lucrative business, which could provide employment for the youth.
“Soap is used every hour and second in a day hence the need for government to assistthe industry to contribute its quota to national development,” she said.

Mrs Coker encouraged Ghanaians to use more locally-made soaps because it contained natural ingredients which are better for the skin.
A soap maker at the Jikals Enterprise, Nathaniel Nortey, who was also at the fair to exhibit his products, appealed to government to assist the industry to improve on its packaging contending that Ghanaians preferred imported foreign soaps to locally made ones due to its packaging.He said local soaps were natural and less expensive and urged the public to patronise them.    By Linda Aryeetey

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