A Deputy CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Mr Akilu Sayibu, has told the media in an interview that a 21 day seminar for Senior Officials from Developing countries was very relevant and most of the lecture topics were similar to the various policies of the current NPP government and expressed optimism that the participation of officials in the seminars would enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of GEPA to identify and promote one potential exportable product in all 216 MMDCEs of Ghana, as part of its national strategy on the promotion of non traditional exports
According to Mr Sayibu, the economy of China was growing at a very fast rate and it was only natural for the Ghana Export Promotion Authority to identify products and services that could be exported from Ghana to China to increase earnings from the Non Traditional Export to enhance the development of Ghana.
The final set of seminars included: China’s Experience in Agriculture Develooment and Agricultural Industrilisation, China’s Experience in International Economic and Technical Cooperation, China’s Experience in Industrial Development , China’s Policy and Experience in Poverty Reduction
Other topics of the seminars were, China’s Foreign Aid, China’s development path among other relevant topics.
Industrial and cultural visitations were also made to Beijing’s Economic Development Area, The Forbidden City, The Silk Street among other places.
The 21-day training programme which was sponsored by the Chinese government in collaboration with the Academy of International Business Official and the Ministry of Finance and Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China brought together 122 participants from 17 countries and also presented an excellent opportunity for corporate networking, Mr Sayibu explained.
Samuel Lartey, Joyce Baah Tawiah, Zeanafa Ramatu and Janet Armah were part of the GEPA team.
The Gepa team is expected back to Ghana on Thursday June 22.