The Ghana High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, participated in the 2017 South African International Trade Fair (SAITEX) organised by DMG Exhibitions Management Services (Pty) Ltd. at the Gallager Convention Centre, Midrand from 25th to 27th June, 2017. SAITEX is one of the largest International Trade Fairs organised in South Africa every year, which offers a platform for business entrepreneurs and investors to make contacts and network.
The 2017 SAITEX attracted about 600 participants from over 20 countries including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia, Mauritius, Brazil, Swaziland, Turkey, China, Indonesia, India, United Kingdom and Taiwan.
The Ghana High Commission took advantage of the opportunities that the platform offered to showcase made-in-Ghana products including the following:
- Ghanaian textiles and garments
- Cocoa products - cocoa powder, Niche chocolate, Golden Tree Chocolate
- Black soap
- Moringa products - moringa tea
- Peanut Butter
- M&G Pharmaceuticals Ltd products e.g. cough syrup
- Sheabutter products - shea butter soap, shea butter body cream
- Kasapreko alcoholic products- e.g Alomo bitters
- GIHOC alcoholic products- e.g. Takai, Herb Afrik
Guests at the Ghana High Commission stand were also taken through the attractive and financially viable investment opportunities in Ghana in some key sectors of the Ghanaian economy, including:
- Agriculture and agro-processing
- Energy (Hydro, Wind, Renewable)
- Real Estate Development (Residential, Commercial)
The High Commission’s participation at the three-day Trade Fair was very successful and generated awareness of the major possibilities and business potential of Ghana. This in turn aroused the interest of many business people and investors who expressed interest in doing business in Ghana, and requested follow-up meetings with the Trade Section of the Ghana High Commission.
Ghana is indeed the Gateway to West Africa, and we invite potential investors and business partners to contact the High Commission on telephone no. 012-3422589/90/94 to explore opportunities offered by the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.