Ghanaian singer, Kofi Kinaata, has urged appropriate state officials, commercial entities, and entrepreneurs to collaborate with creative arts actors to promote locally created goods and services for domestic and worldwide consumption.
Kinaata, who is the United Nations Migration Agency’s first Goodwill Ambassador to encourage safe migration, made the announcement on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the relaunch of Ghana Exim Bank‘s popular Tuesday Market (GEXIM).
Speaking to a section of the media, the Founder of “Made in Taadi Concert”, Kinaata said, “I am happy to be here today to be part of this great initiative by Ghana Exim Bank.
I have seen a lot of innovative and great products from very young entrepreneurs. This is a confirmation of the great prospects ahead of us as a people and a country.
“I will urge all the key stakeholders to explore ways of collaborating with us in the creative arts industry to help propagate the message and help promote the Ghana First Agenda.
“I want to commend the management and board of Ghana Exim Bank for this great initiative”.
The Tuesday Market, held in the World Trade Centre, functioned as a one-stop shop for the general public to buy anything locally made, including neatly packaged food, cosmetics, apparel and textiles, leather products, and more.
Lawrence Agyinsam, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM), reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to assisting the government of Ghana in its pursuit of a feasible and sustainable export-led economy, in keeping with the bank’s mandate to facilitate the transformation of Ghana’s economy into an export-led one by supporting and developing trade between Ghana and other countries.
He also added that, “we encourage entrepreneurship by investing in entrepreneurs, promote their products for both local and foreign consumption and encourage Ghanaians to choose local over foreign goods to help local businesses to grow.
“If we are able to do these, the economy will grow, which ultimately will make the nation prosper”.
The Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, H.E Javier Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Spain to Ghana, H.E Abel Antonio Cárdenas Tuppia, Ambassador of Peru to Ghana, and H.E Tamás Endre Fehér, Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana were among the dignitaries who attended the event.
H.E. Jean Claude Galea Mallia, High Commissioner of Malta to Ghana, H.E. Claudia Turbay Quintero, Ambassador of Colombia to Ghana, and Lus Miguel Veral Contreras, Market Anylist, Economic & Commercial Office, Embassy of Spain in Ghana make up the rest of the delegation.