Ghana Seeks To Be Exporter Of Flowers By 2015


By Cecil Mensah

The organizers of this year’s Ghana Garden and Flowers Show slated for the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month of August 2013 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra are hopeful the country will become a major exporter of flowers by the year 2015.

The fair which is being organized in collaboration with the Departments of Parks and Garden, NBC and sponsored by Access Bank is on the theme: Sustainable Gardening in Ghana”

The fair is expected to showcase creations and facilities by best florist, garden enthusiasts garden furniture and ornament manufacturers across the country.

The organizers call for a module for youth in Gardening and Flowers under the Ghana Employment Entrepreneurial Development (GYEEDA) to help create jobs for the teeming youth since there are significant experiences around the world to share.

The organizers say there are benefits for tourism and investment attraction into the country for being identified as promoting gardening and flowers.

Madam Esther Cobbah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stratcom- Africa, organizers of the show said the event will whip up Ghanaians interest in Garden and Flower business and teach many how to use gardens to create a better environment.

He said beauty is created by gardens and flowers but also soothing and psychologically beneficial to the human health.
“Ghana is blessed with the right climate for growing flowers of kinds. In fact, the major natural resources such as good soil, sun, rainfall can
help us achieve so much if put them to good use’’ She maintained .

She added that her company is delighted about the opportunity to do what do what it does best by employing communication as a tool for individual livelihood enhancement, corporate growth and national development.

The Head of Corporate Affairs of Access Bank, Mrs. Matilda Asante-Asiedu on her part thanked the organizers for the opportunity to help generate revenue for the country.

She revealed that flowers alone contribute 7.7 million Dollars to the Kenyan’s Gross Domestic Product annually.
Upon this premise, she called Ghanaians to embrace and support the project to make it a success.

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