The fifth and final edition of the 2021 Citi Business Festival’s virtual forum comes off today [Tuesday], June 29, 2021, with a discussion on ‘promoting Made-in-Ghana products.’
The theme for the forum is ‘promoting made-in-Ghana products to spur inclusive economic growth’, and it is scheduled for 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Citi TV.
Made-in-Ghana products seem to play second fiddle to imported products in various categories.
Data on imports from the Ministry of Trade show that millions of dollars are spent annually importing both fresh and processed food, clothing, cosmetics, and machinery.
While Ghana is still developing its manufacturing capacity in many product categories, the country appears to be doing well in agro-processing and value addition to agric, with sectors like Cocoa, and fruit juices offering some hope.
Kosi Yankey, Director of the Ghana Enterprise Agency formerly NBSSI; Abena Osei Asare, the Deputy Minister of Finance; Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, the former Deputy Minister of Trade, and Lloyd Ashiley, the General Manager of Niche Cocoa, as well as a representative from ABSA Bank, will be panellists on the forum.
Held in June, the festival has lined up virtual business discussions aired live on Citi TV every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The radio on-air series, on the Citi Breakfast Show at 9:20 am from Monday to Thursday, is also themed to correspond with the virtual fora.
This year’s Festival has focused on five areas namely;
Week 1: Digital Economy – Building a cashless society and the opportunities for business and job creation.
Week 2: Doing business in Ghana.
Week 3: AgriBusiness – Feeding Ghana with a sound import substitution strategy.
Week 4: Trade – AfCFTA: Opportunities for investment & Job creation in Ghana.
Week 5: Promoting Made-in-Ghana products to spur inclusive economic growth.
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