The the first ever Kenya Trade Expo in Ghana has opened in Accra under the theme, 'Invest In Ghana' with the aim of promoting business and trade between to two countries. The event which holds at the Labadi Beach Hotel, from November 2-4, 2015 is an exertion to further the trade agreements signed in December 2014 by President John Mahama and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The three-day event would among other things explore business opportunities for Ghana and Kenya with some focus on agriculture and agribusiness development, infrastructure investment, Energy sector development, export strategy, role of banking and finance in enhancing trade, tourism development, land and real estate development and more.
Addressing the opening, Kenya’s High Commissioner to West Africa, Tom Amolo said that the expo offers exhibitors, visitors and all stakeholders the chance to actively promote their business, boost multilateral trade between the West and East African regions and to explore joint ventures through export licensing, counter trade, contract manufacturing and other foreign entry opportunities.
Ambassador Tom Amolo and well as the dignitaries from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Ghana Export Promotion Council, called for the removal protocols that inhibit freedom of movement and trade within Africa in order to make intra-regional business develop better and grow.
The Kenya Trade Expo is an initiative of: Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ministry of Trade and Industry- Ghana, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kenyan High Commission to West Africa, Ghana High Commission to East Africa.