Ghana Startups and SMEs Trade Fair to climax on Dec, 17 


… made in Ghana products up for grabs at affordable prices 

Day one of the maiden Ghana startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) trade fair organised by the Ghana Startup Network (GSN) is still underway.

However, it continues tomorrow, Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Oxford Street, Osu, opposite Papaye Fast Food, where exhibitors will gather for another display of Ghanaian products and services.

The trade fair provided exhibitors with the opportunity to make real deals in sales, investments, and partnerships. 

Today saw the display of quality Made-in-Ghana products from SMEs across the country, including foodstuffs, local beverages, smocks, cosmetic products, fabrics, shoes, clothing, makeup kits, and technological equipment, presenting a one-stop shop for buyers, especially as the Christmas season approaches. 

The Executive Director of the Ghana Start-up Network, Solomon Adjei told the B&FT that the initiative is important to the SMEs as it presents them with market access but also offers the public the opportunity to purchase quality goods at affordable prices.

“We just wanted to have a platform—what we call access to the market for the young people. Three things are key to SMEs beyond policy decisions, thus access to capital, access to market, and capacity building. “So, we see this as an opportunity to further showcase their products and sell them to the public,” he said. 

Some of the SMEs who spoke to the media were optimistic, describing the first day as good but hoping to make more sales. 

For others, the initiative is worth leveraging for partnership and networking opportunities, as well as to authenticate their brands given the kind of platform provided. 

From the northern part of the country, Teni Agana of Loozeele Initiative, an SME dealing with products such as shea butter, smock fabrics, woven bags and sandals, and kimonos, says it is an opportunity to expose their operations to the public. 

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