By Cecil Mensah
The management of Melcom Group of companies, has launched a six weeks made in Ghana festival to create awareness and grow Ghanaians taste for locally manufactured products.
Speaking at the launch in Accra, Mr Godwin Agbenogbor, Communications Manager of the company, flanged by Sonya Sadhwani, the Director of Brands Management of Melcom said, the six weeks made in Ghana festival, would be carried out at the Industrial Area Melcom Plus shopping mall in the Greater Accra Region to create the demand for quality local products in the country.
He said, the fair was also creating awareness on the need for Ghanaians to consume locally made product to shore-up the economy.
He said the festival is an avenue to make Ghanaians aware of the quality products being manufactured locally in the country.
He maintained that so far over seventy companies have been admitted by Melcom to showcase their products at the fair.
He mentioned a few of the companies as, Kinglake, Parry and Co, Nkulenu Industries, Ghana Oil Company, Cocoa Processing Company, Nestle Ghana, Home Foods Processing, Meannan Foods and Accra Brewery.
The rest are Fay Foods, Gihoc Distilleries, Kasapreko, Coca -Cola bottling , Seven Up bottling , KGM industries, Maxe Foods, DSP industries , Gyanko Agency, Atta Dufie Ashanti Foam, Special Ice, Eakaza, Heritage, Kofi Ababio and Sons, Choco Industries and Oxy industries
He said through the fair Ghanaians would be supporting the economy by buying Ghanaian goods and create employment for the teeming youth, who graduates from the various universities looking for non existing white colour jobs in the country.
The Communications Manager, took the opportunity to also launch the nationwide blood donation exercise to top up blood levels at the National Blood Bank at the Korle -Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).
He said, currently Melcom runs twenty -eight shops across the country and seventeen of these shops would be opened to the general public for the blood donation exercise throughout this week.