The Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, has acknowledged that the authority is poised to attain its over $4 billion goal for Non-Conventional Exports (NTEs) for the nation.
NTEs are outlined by the GEPA as all merchandise aside from cocoa beans, logs and lumber, unprocessed gold, and different minerals and electrical energy.
These embody horticultural merchandise, fish and seafood, ready meals and drinks, handicrafts and different manufactured objects.
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Talking in an interview with Bernard Avle, Dr. Asare stated that although Ghana was garnering round $3.8 billion yearly along with about $8 billion for trade-in providers for 2022, it was not going to relent in attaining its over $4 billion goal every year.
“Our goal is about $ 4.6 billion a 12 months and to date, we’re round $3.8 billion a 12 months with out including the commerce in providers. We now have been very eager on rising the commerce in providers and so for a while now we’ve been attempting to measure that and since we haven’t gotten to the place we predict it’s ample so as to add to the NTE statistics we’ve not accomplished so.”
“However final 12 months, 2022, we acquired about 8 billion alone in commerce in providers, so we predict that is important. if we should always add that to the three.8 billion, we needs to be getting someplace. However we aren’t complacent we actually need to obtain the goal minus the providers for about 4.4 billion yearly,” she acknowledged.