As the nation prepares for this year’s edition of the annual National Farmers’ Day celebration – a day set aside to recognise and reward hard-working farmers across the nation, the management of Ghana Exim Bank (GEXIM) has announced Thursday 1st December 2022 as the date for its popular Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Fair’s next edition, dubbed ‘Tuesday Market’.
A special edition dubbed ‘Tuesday Market on Thursday’, the Fair is scheduled to take place at the World Trade Centre premises in Accra between the hours of 10:00am to 6:00pm and will witness an exhibition of affordable, authentic and quality Made-in-Ghana products.
Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Responsible for Banking, indicated that the ‘Tuesday Market’ has become very necessary in the light of our current economic challenges, when Ghanaians are encouraged to consume locally manufactured products and services.
“Tuesday Market provides a platform for promoting indigenous Ghanaian products to the general public. In addition to displaying the various Made-in-Ghana products, we are using this platform to drive the campaign for Ghanaians to patronise Ghanaian-made products. This will help to sustain Ghanaian businesses as well as create jobs for Ghanaians. This will eventually aid in solving our economic challenges and development of our economy,” she added.
On her part, Mrs. Nana Akyaa Obeng-Adiyiah, Deputy CEO-Finance and Administration, highlighted that the Fair not only creates awareness and promotes Ghanaian products, but also serves as an avenue for businesses to generate revenue from sales of their products to the general public.
She added that: “As a Development and Policy Bank, it is important for us to explore innovative approaches to create avenues of revenue generation for the Bank’s clients as well as other producers of Made-in-Ghana products. Tuesday Market provides the platform for producers of Made-in-Ghana products to sell their products to members of the general public in addition to creating awareness about their products”.
During the ‘Tuesday Market’ on 1st December 2022, patrons of the Fair can also visit GEXIM MIG Town located on the Ground Floor of the Africa Trade House, Ridge-Accra; open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm. GEXIM MIG Town is a one-stop shop for everything Made-in-Ghana: from skin and beauty care products, food and ingredients, leather footwear and slippers to garments and textiles.