The Expo, if not for the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, was initially scheduled to be held from twentieth October 2020 to April tenth, 2021. However, with nations easing restrictions and with actions regularly returning to normalcy, the occasion has been postponed and rescheduled to start out from 1st October 2021 to thirty first March, 2022.
Addressing journalists at a press convention in Accra on Monday, September 27, 2021, on the nation’s preparedness in direction of the Expo, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Herbert Krapa mentioned it supplies Ghana with a golden alternative to showcase the nation’s commerce potentials, funding alternatives and vacationer locations on a world stage.
“Ghana’s participation within the Expo is meant to underscore authorities’s industrial transformation agenda, promote non-public sector companies, and showcase our funding alternatives to draw funding into important sectors of the financial system, similar to power, commerce, water and sanitation, setting, agriculture, schooling and tourism.
“It will also offer us an opportunity to display our rich cultural heritage, promote value addition to our abundant raw materials and highlight our friendly business climate,” he added.
He mentioned as a part of Ghana’s exhibition content material is a 200 meter-square pavilion segmented into Business Cluster, Culture Cluster and Ghana Report Zone that presents a short overview of Ghana’s imaginative and prescient and plan for the long run, its steady, mutual-value strategy to funding, popularity because the “gateway to Africa” and dedication to a future pushed by enterprise and development.
These Clusters, he defined, current alternatives in commerce and funding, banking and finance, infrastructure and telecommunications know-how, mining, oil and fuel, agriculture, manufacturing, textiles and clothes, healthcare and prescription drugs, schooling, property, and actual property that buyers can faucet into.
Ghana’s participation theme, “Ghana: Limitless Opportunities” seeks to showcase the quite a few funding alternatives within the numerous sectors of the Ghanaian financial system for sustainable growth.
For his half, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), Yoofi Grant mentioned for Ghana to reap the advantages of the Expo, authorities has earmarked key business-related actions to be undertaken as a part of Ghana’s participation within the occasion.
He mentioned the Planning Committee has put collectively a Ghana Business and Investment Forum the place numerous buyers will meet to discover areas within the Ghanaian financial system that they will direct their investments in direction of.
Additionally, he indicated that there will probably be month-to-month displays by specialists on funding alternatives in Sanitation and Environment, Food and Agriculture, Energy, Education, Tourism, Culture and Arts, Lands and Natural Resources noting that the displays will heart on alternatives for meals, agriculture and livelihood, journey and connectivity, and alternatives in data and studying.