Takoradi To Hold 1st Industry And Technology Fair In Sept.

Asare-Agyei PixAssociation of Ghana Industries (AGI), has launched its first-ever Industry and Technology Fair in the Western Region in Takoradi, slated for September 13 to 16.

Launching it, Mr James Asare-Adjei, National President of AGI, said the Fair, dubbed: “INDUTECH,” is expected to attract about 50 exhibitors from in and around the region.

It would be held on the theme “Empowering Existing and Emerging Industries for Sustainable Development,” and aimed at showing the advancements in technology and industry, while identifying the opportunities for synergies and partnerships.

It would attract entrepreneurs in trade, agriculture, wood/food processing, textiles, leather, as well as services from large organisations and the Medium-Scale Enterprises.

Mr. Asare-Adjei indicated that the Fair would create opportunities for local businesses, and also offer those planning to venture into the Region, a common platform to form strategic partnerships for industrial development.

He said the rich natural resources, such as gold, manganese, bauxite, timber, cocoa, food stuffs and the recent oil/gas discovery, that abound in the Region, had attracted the Association to hold the exhibition there, which is going to be the third in a series, with the first and second ones in Accra and Kumasi.

The AGI national president appealed to government to provide the needed incentives and support, to enable local industries to deliver the goods needed in the right quality and volumes.

For the industries to flourish, Mr Asare-Adjei encouraged Ghanaians to demonstrate the sense of nationalism, by patronizing Ghana-made products, to help create jobs and generate revenue for the country.

Mr. Alfred Ekow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, stressed the need for collaboration by the AGI to put in place a medium-term strategic plan or road map, to assist the emerging industries to thrive and boost the economy.

Mr. Gyan said the advancement of industry and technology called for the adherence to acceptable standards, to ensure sustainability to be able to compete strongly on both domestic and international markets.

Mr. Ansgar Corder, Consultant for the Federation of German Businesses, supporting the AGI, noted that the enabling environment in the country makes it ripe for businesses to flourish. —GNA


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