A Deputy Chief Executive officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Mr Akilu Sayibu, has called on the media to support the Ghana Export Promotion Authority through positive publications.
Speaking to media personnel in Tamale during the Easter festivities, Mr Sayibu indicated that the Ghana Export Promotion Authority exists to promote the export of non traditional export and services and there was the need for Ghanaians to know that apart from the traditional export, there is also the non traditional export which is not only contributing to the GDP of Ghana but also contributing to creating employment avenues for the youth.
He urged the media to educate exporters on the latest export procedures including what they can export, to which country as well as the standards to meet.
He said for the media to be able to do this effectively, they must be in constant touch with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority for effective collaboration in terms of Information and dissemination.
The deputy GEPA CEO thanked the media for their support and urged them to continue to collaborate with the management of GEPA for the benefit of Mother Ghana.
Answering questions from the media on the ONE District, ONE Exportable Product Initiative which GEPA was undertaking, Mr Sayibu explained that the Ghana Export Promotion Authority had embarked on stakeholder consultations in 9 of the 10 Regions of Ghana and was left with the Greater Accra Region to complete the Regional Serminars and to move to the next phase of the programme.
According to Mr Akilu Sayibu, some of the Districts have started submiting proposals on their preferred products to be developed for export.
Products such us Cashew, Pinneaples, Mangoes, Yam, Cassava, Coconut, Sheanuts, Medicinal herbs, handicrafts, textiles and garments are among some of the products coming up.
Speaking at the media encounter, Mr Ceasar Abagali, the Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association, assured the Ghana Export Promotion Authority of the readiness of the media to partner and collaborate with GEPA for export promotion issues.