Mrs. Hayford and Mr. Sibek (Trade Officer) presenting award to H.E. Amb. Kwesi Ahwoi.
The audience at the Diplomatic Funfair Prize-Giving Cocktail shouted in unison "Ghana"!, in response to the question by the Master of Ceremony "who wins the best stall award"?
The Prize-Giving Cocktail took place in the evening of Saturday, 29th October, 2016, at the Soutpansberg Guesthouse in Pretoria, after an exciting day of exhibitions, cultural performances, food-tasting and entertainment, which formed part of activities for this year’s Diplomatic Funfair hosted annually by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), at the Union Buildings lawns, Pretoria.
The Diplomatic Funfair serves as a key platform to educate the general public about diplomacy and South Africa’s foreign policy objectives, and bring together Embassies and International Organizations accredited to South Africa to showcase and promote cultural diplomacy through creative expressions such as arts, music and global cuisine, and tradeable goods.
The High Commission, as always, seized the opportunity to display Ghana in full splendor and exhibit made-in-Ghana products. To consolidate Government’s policy of collaboration with the Private Sector as the major booster of the Ghanaian economy, the High Commission invited Private Sector operatives to participate in the fair as exhibitors.
In this connection, Mrs. Josephine Hayford of HayLooks Limited, a Ghanaian International Clothing Company, responded to the Mission’s invitation and was very instrumental in the Mission’s colourful display of Ghanaian garments and accessories at the Fair, which drew large crowds to the Ghana Stall.
The Mission staff were also on hand to take visitors on a virtual tour of Ghana by means of brochures, statistical data, and electronic displays on the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
It was therefore very gratifying that Ghana was not only the Judges’ choice but also the audience’ choice of Best Overall Stall at the Awards ceremony later in the evening.
The award comprised a beautifully crafted plaque and two (2) return Airlink tickets from Johannesburg to Capetown