Visa Waiver Agreement Between Jamaica and Ghana to be Implemented

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WRITTEN BY: ALECIA SMITH

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says a visa waiver agreement is to be implemented between Jamaica and Ghana.

Mr. Holness said the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries have been mandated to negotiate and conclude the agreement.

The Prime Minister was issuing a press statement at Jamaica House on Saturday (June 15) along with President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who arrived in the island earlier today for a two-day official working visit. The statement followed bilateral talks between both leaders.

President Akufo-Addo’s visit forms part of a Caribbean tour to promote ‘The Year of Return, Ghana 2019’, which is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.

The Prime Minister noted that the campaign was “central in our discussions” noting that the initiative, presents excellent opportunities to “build on the fraternal bonds and take the relations between our two countries and our peoples to greater heights”.

“We can use this initiative to forge increased inter-personal connections and at the same time deepen the trade and commercial relations between our respective countries,” he said.

Mr. Holness said the Ghanaian President’s visit reflects the continued strong bilateral relationship that exists between Jamaica and the Republic of Ghana and reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to strengthening and deepening the relations between both countries.

Our relations are deeply rooted in our ancestral and historical connections, forged over many years and only made stronger by our firm democratic traditions, shared principles and vision for peace and prosperity, and the cultural affinities which unite our peoples,” he said.

The Prime Minister informed that he and the Ghanaian President engaged in fruitful discussions to strengthen the partnership between both countries, to secure increased development opportunities.

He noted that discussions also focused on important bilateral matters and in particular, measures to improve trade and investment and the movement of people, goods and services between the countries.

“We also discussed the excellent opportunities for cooperation in other areas such as energy and mining; sport and culture; as well as tourism, education and training,” he said.

In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo stressed that it is now time to “give teeth” to the longstanding relations between Jamaica and Ghana “by making sure that the various areas of engagement in education, tourism, cultural activities are specifically tied down”.

“We cannot have visas standing in the way of those relations, so the decision has been taken by my Government… to provide visa-free arrangements for Jamaicans in Ghana, and facilitate and make it easier for you to accept our invitation to come and join us for the Year of Return,” he stated.

He noted that the intention is to use the symbolism of ‘The Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ to take concrete steps to solidify the relationship between not only Jamaica but other countries in the region.

 “The relationship that we are forming here in Jamaica will form part of this process of solidifying the relations between those of us on the continent of Africa and those of you in the Diaspora outside Africa,” he said.

As part of his schedule of activities for Saturday, President Akufo-Addo was led on a tour of the Seville Great House and Heritage Park in St. Ann.

On Sunday, the Ghanaian President will meet with the leadership of the University of the West Indies. He will also give a floral tribute at the shrine of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

The President will conclude his visit on Sunday by giving remarks at the Opening of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

Source: jis.gov.jm

SARKODIE, WENDY SHAY, OTHERS SLATED FOR MMC LIVE 2019

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Accra, June 2019
Global Media Alliance, organizer of the entertainment show, Music, Magic and
Comedy (MMC LIVE), has confirmed Sarkodie and Wendy Shay as the lead artistes for
this year’s edition of the show.

Both artistes won awards at the recent Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), with
Sarkodie winning the Artiste of the Decade while Wendy Shay emerged the New Artiste
of the Year.

The show, scheduled for Saturday, June 29th 2019 at the Accra International
Conference Center (AICC), is a star-studded entertainment show which features
renowned performers in Music, Magic and Comedy, all on one stage. It targets the
youth but also appeals to some sections of the adult generation.

Speaking on the event, Mr. Boateng, CEO of Global Media Alliance expressed optimism
ahead of this year’s show.

“We are thrilled about the diversity that this year’s MMC Live presents. We are blending
a decade of Sarkodie’s reign in the music industry and the new life that Wendy Shay
brings to entertainment. MMC is a mixed bag; different in the sense that we give our
audience a combination of music, magic and comedy from only the finest. Apart from
that, we also make room for budding talents in the country.”

“We have Sarkodie and Wendy Shay as our lead artistes and Acapella from Nigeria.
There will be comedians; OB Amponsah and Foster Romanus. Our magician for the night is Voncujovi”. he added.

Since 2015 the show has witnessed hilarious performances from talented characters
like Samini, King Promise, Kofi Kinaata, Episode, Jacinta and DKB with magical
concerts from Larry Soffer, the magician and mentalist from South Africa.

A former slave who was the first black Catholic priest takes a step toward sainthood

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Father Augustine Tolton was granted the title “Venerable” this week by Pope Francis.

(CNN) No Catholic seminary in the United States would take him, so Augustine Tolton went to Rome, where he thought he might become a missionary to Africa.

Instead, the Vatican sent Tolton to a different mission field, the United States, where many believe he was the first African-American priest ordained in the Catholic Church.
This week, the Vatican said Tolton had taken another historic step, toward becoming the first Catholic African-American saint.
Tolton, who died in 1897 in Chicago, had lived a life of “heroic virtue,” the Vatican announced this week. With the announcement, Tolton will be granted the title “Venerable.”

The next steps

The next steps to sainthood would be beatification, followed by canonization. Officials in Rome are reviewing at least one potential miracle attributed to Tolton’s intercession, according to the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, which has been working on the priest’s cause of canonization with the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2003.

Tolton, here in 1886, returned to the US after studying in Rome.

“Father Tolton leaves us a shining example of what Christian action is all about, what patient suffering is all about in face of life’s incongruities,” said Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a chief advocate of Tolton’s cause for canonization. “He was a bright light in a difficult period of this nation’s history.”

Tolton’s story

Tolton was born into slavery in Missouri in 1854, according to the Diocese of Springfield. With the help of Union soldiers, his mother escaped with him and two of his siblings in 1862. The family crossed the Mississippi River at night as Confederate soldiers fired at them, the diocese said.
They later moved to Quincy, Illinois, where Tolton attended an all-white Catholic school.
Because no American seminary would accept a black man, the diocese said, Tolton studied in a Roman seminary, returning to the United States at age 31.
“After years of enduring racism from some members of the community, including a priest, he later accepted an assignment in Chicago,” the Diocese of Springfield said, “continuing his service to the poor and marginalized. Father Tolton died in 1897 at the age of 43 from heat stroke.”
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor
Source: cnn.com

Ghana’s president promotes “Year of Return” to five Caribbean nations

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By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor – June 12, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Guyana —  President Akufo-Addo has embarked on a working visit to five Caribbean nations as part of efforts promoting the “Year of Return.” 

Having proclaimed 2019, as the “Year of Return” to Ghana, the 400th anniversary of the commencement of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, when the first 20 West African slaves landed in Jamestown, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the commemoration, according to President Akufo-Addo, “is a statement of our determination that never again should the African peoples permit themselves to be subjected to such dehumanizing conditions, sold into slavery and have their freedoms curtailed in order to build up forcibly countries other than their own and create wealth for the peoples of unknown lands to which they were sent, wealth from whose enjoyment they were largely excluded.”

 

       

The countries to be visited by the president are Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica.

On arrival in Guyana on Monday evening (10 Jun 2019), with much jubilation, euphoria and symbolism, since Nana Akufo-Addo is the first sitting Ghanaian leader to visit Guyana, and from one of Africa’s fasting growing economies. Ghana is home to a large segment of the Guyanese population whose enslaved ancestors were uprooted from the Gold Coast.

On Tuesday, president Nana Akufo-Addo laid a wreath at the Georgetown Non-Aligned Movement monument where there is a bust of Ghanaian first leader and co-founder of the movement, Dr Kwame NkrumahHe also laid a wreath at the Square of the Revolution, at the statue of Kofi (Cuffy), Guyana’s national hero.

The Ghanaian leader said, “a national hero of Guyana with the name Kofi, an Akkan namely, clearly has strong links with Ghana.” Kofi was one of many Akkans who led major slave rebellions in Guyana and Suriname.

Later in the day, president Nana Akufo-Addo was received at State House by president Granger for the signing of bilateral agreements and a luncheon in his honorr.

President Nana Akufo-Addo called for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, energy, trade and tourism investment.

The Ghanaian leader also met with the leader of the opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo and the local Ghanaian community in Guyana.

The events of the “Year of Return” are, above all, aimed at solidifying relations with descendants of Africa, resident in the Americas and the Caribbean, who have been defined as the sixth region of the African Union.

ILO CONFERENCE

Before visiting Guyana the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was invited by the leadership of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to address the 108th International Labour Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland.

President Akufo-Addo addressed the opening session of the conference, Monday, June 10, 2019, in which he set out Ghana’s contribution to the future of the world of work.

This year’s session brought together over 5,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work and celebrate the centenary of the ILO.

Source: guyaneseonline.net

Accra City Hotel named Ghana’s Leading Hotel at World Travel Awards 2019

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Accra City Hotel which is a partner hotel for the ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019‘ has received the prestigious Hospitality Oscar from the World Travel Awards™ and won “Ghana’s Leading Hotel” in 2019.

 

World Travel Award was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Award brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

This latest Hospitality Oscar is a welcome addition to the many awards and accolades Accra City Hotel has won over the last years.

The award reaffirms the commitment of the Accra City Hotel to delighting guests with warm Ghanaian hospitality, ensuring that it stands out among its peers. The World Travel Award is a rewarding recognition of the Accra City Hotel’s philosophy of caring hospitality.

Mr. Yaw K. Mamphey, Sales and Marketing Manager of Accra City Hotel, received the trophy and certificate for winning the award from World Travel Award saying: “It has never been our intention to win awards, merely serving excellence every day to our guests. We pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences and offering authentic Hospitality to all our guests. We are very proud of this achievement of excellence and would like to thank our Guests for sharing their experiences at our beautiful hotel and rating us as excellent”.

“We are looking forward to improving our market positioning after receiving this award, it is a recognition and will further motivate us to enhance our services,” Yaw Mamphey added.

In terms of delivering continuous improvement, The Accra City Hotel has succeeded in many ways including the refurbishment of their food and beverage areas.

They show no signs of slowing down either, continuing on from the success of their refurbishment project, the General Manager reveals that preparations are underway for the addition of a magnificent new events area at Accra City Hotel which will host weddings, business events and other private parties.

General Manager of Accra City Hotel, Roman Krabel, said: “It is a great honour to receive this award that I want to celebrate with my team. I would like to thank them all for their hard work and customer-focus efforts, which enabled us to win the most globally respected award. Providing hospitality from the heart and high-quality service is what we do as part of our best experience pledge to the guests.”

“Whether they’re in front of house or behind the scenes every member of our team is an ambassador for our hotel and they share in this accolade. It’s not an award that can be bought and the assessment criteria are extremely tough.

“To win the award, our 4-star Accra City Hotel had to compete against all 5-star properties in Ghana providing strong competition in every category. Accra City Hotel is an organization that strives for excellence, excellence in terms of the guest experience and excellence in terms of how we operate our business” the General Manager added.

The 4-star Accra City Hotel is located in the heart of Accra, one of Africa’s most vibrant and exciting cities. Defined by cutting-edge design and a creative ambience, the chic lifestyle hotel offers 196 rooms with contemporary comforts.

With its finger on the city pulse, guests at Accra City Hotel can enjoy in-vogue gourmet dining experiences, sophisticated seminars and conferences and glamorous private parties, all complemented by gracious Ghanaian hospitality.

Source: myjoyonline.com

Ghana To Support Barbados with 375 Qualified Nurses

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, in principle, agreed to a request by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, to send some three hundred and seventy-five Ghanaian nurses to Barbados to work in a number of their government medical facilities.

 

This came to the fore when President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Mottley held bilateral talks on Friday, 14th June 2019, in Bridgetown, Barbados, after the Ghanaian leader paid a day’s working visit to that country.

 

Addressing a press conference in the aftermath of the bilateral discussions, and with Barbados facing an acute nursing shortage, the Barbadian Prime Minister stated that “we have indicated that we are searching for just under 400 nurses, so it is not a small number, and we really do believe that this is a wonderful opportunity of co-operation between our two countries.”

In addition, she noted that there was also an initial promise to secure the nurses and provide joint education programmes going forward, all in an attempt to secure Barbados’ healthcare sector.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo indicated that “we have a surplus of nurses in Ghana, and placing them all in our public health system is one of my headaches. There have been a lot (of nurses) produced, which, for several years, we have not been able to do anything with.”

He continued, “So, I am going back. I will be back in Accra on Monday, and, the week after, the Prime Minister will hear from me on this matter of nurses.”

With President Akufo-Addo being the first leader of Ghana to visit Barbados, the two leaders agreed to reactivate a 2005 cultural, technical and scientific agreement signed between the two countries, an agreement which has been dormant for 14 years.

The discussions also touched on tourism and transportation, with Ghana and Barbados agreeing to work on an air services agreement, which will establish direct air links between the two countries, so as to boost trade and people-to-people contact.

On the issue of renewable energy, President Akufo-Addo expressed Ghana’s desire to collaborate with Barbados, a country which is giant in that field, and reiterated Ghana’s commitment to increase the renewable energy component of her energy generation mix.

As a demonstration of the close ties between Ghana and Barbados, the President expressed his commitment to the establishment of an Honorary Consulate in Barbados, with Barbados set to establish a High Commission in Accra by the end of 2019.

Source: Ghana.gov.gh

Ghana Jamaica waive entry visa requirements for citizens to boost tourism and trade

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Ghana and Jamaica have both waived entry visa requirements for citizens wanting to travel to and from these two countries, with effect from 1st July 2019.

This was disclosed at a press conference addressed by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, after the two held bilateral discussions in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday, 15th June 2019, as part of President Akufo-Addo’s two-day official visit to Jamaica.

 

Stressing the importance of Ghana-Jamaica relations, the President indicated that the two nations have an excellent opportunity to building on their strong ties, imposed by culture and history, so as to derive maximum economic value for their respective populations.

We cannot have visas standing in the way of those relations, so the decision has been taken by my government that, as Ghanaians benefit from visa-free arrangements here in Jamaica, we are also going to provide visa-free arrangements for Jamaicans in Ghana, to facilitate and also make it easier for you to come and join us for the Year of Return’”, President Akufo-Addo added.

 

With the two leaders pledging to reactivate the Ghana-Jamaica Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation, which has been dormant for some time, the President explained that, when properly structured, the Commission will serve as a legal framework for the doing of business between the two countries.

 

Now, it has come to the time to give teeth to those relations by making sure the various areas of engagement in education, tourism and cultural activity are specifically tied down. That is really my purpose of coming here, apart from a mission to sensitize you in Jamaica about an event that we are commemorating this year,” he added.

Year of Return

Describing Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a horrendous episode of human history”, President Akufo-Addo explained that Ghana is keen on commemorating this event, largely because a large number of slaves came through slave forts located in Ghana.

We want to commemorate it, to be able to say together that never again will Africa and her people permit themselves to be subjugated to these types of dehumanizing and inhumane events. Never again!” he added

The President continued, “At the same time, we want to use the symbolism of this year to take concrete steps to solidify the relations of our kith and kin in the Americas and the Caribbean. The relationship that we are forming here in Jamaica will form part of the process of solidifying the relations between those of us on the continent of Africa and those of you in the diaspora, outside Africa.

His visit to the Caribbean, President Akufo-Addo said, has been to “strengthen the relations across the water, and build the bridge that we have to build over the Atlantic so that we could find a way of strengthening each other in growing and empowering our economies, to play a more and more critical role in the new global architecture that is being drawn up now. We are going to have relations that are intimate.

Source: Presidency.gov.gh

“Come Experience Our Culture, Warmth and Rhythm” – Prez Akufo-Addo invites the African Diaspora

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described Ghana as the safest country in West Africa, and, is, therefore, asking Africans in the Diaspora to come, explore and experience Ghana in this Year of Return.

 

Addressing the House of Assembly of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, President Akufo-Addo stated that, “in today’s world, where sadly crime and terror have become part of everyday life, I can say that Ghana is certainly the safest country in the West African region, and remains one of the few places on earth where we are not embarrassed to see ourselves as each other’s keeper.”

Ghana, the President stressed, is full of stunning views and scenery that Ghanaians tend to take for granted, but which visitors find breath-taking.

“However, the most attractive and the greatest selling point of Ghana is and has always been her people, the Ghanaian people. The welcome that you find in Ghana, with all due respect to you in this House, is unique, and like none anywhere else,” he added.

The President continued, “Our foods are interesting, and tend to be once sampled, never forgotten. I suspect I do not need to remind you that we are the home of Kente, the fabric that has come to define the black race everywhere, and we lead in fashion on the continent. Our music is catchy and unforgettable, and the drums and rhythms make us stand out.”

President Akufo-Addo told the House that the Year of Return is being used as a bridge to build stronger ties between Ghana, those on the Continent, and the African Diaspora.

“To those of you who would want to come and stay, we say you are most welcome. Africa is your home, and Ghana would be happy to serve as the bridge between the Diaspora and the African continent,” he added.

The President, who is undertaking a 5-nation tour of the Caribbean as part of efforts to promote the “Year of Return, told the House of Assembly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival in America of West African slaves.

“We are remembering the anniversary to underline our determination that, never again, will Africa allow herself and her people to be subjected to such an obscene, degrading and dehumanizing catastrophe”, President Akufo-Addo said.

He continued, “Never again shall it be that a dozen or so armed foreigners, with the connivance of a few of our own people, would reduce Africans to traded commodities.”

With the African Union designating the African Diaspora as the 6th Region of the AU, President Akufo-Addo stressed that “they might have started as slaves, but the contribution of Africans to the development of the Americas and Caribbean is matchless.”

With Africans in the Diaspora having provided the labour that built American railways and American industries and, generally, American infrastructure, as well as those of the Caribbean, the President also referred to the role of Africans in innovation, in science, in sports, in music, in the arts, and in the fashioning of the Americas and the Caribbean.

Inventions that Africans in the Americas have to their names, he said, include, the fibre-optic cable, the pacemaker, blood bank, gas masks, traffic signals, world’s fastest computer, Voice over IP, closed-circuit television, amongst others.

In the sporting world, President Akufo-Addo added that Africans in the diaspora have shown that they are not afraid of hard work and discipline, with football, athletics, basketball, and many other games having been taken to new heights as a result of the efforts of the descendants of those who were forcibly transported to the Americas.

“It says on the last door leading out of the dungeon from the slave castles that dot our coastline, DOOR OF NO RETURN. Let us show we CAN return, we have returned, and we have conquered the humiliation and degradation of 400 years ago,” President Akufo-Addo added.

The Home Coming and Investment Summit, the African-American Investment Forum, the Pan-African and Emancipation Day Celebrations, the durbar from Jamestown to Jamestown, the Film Festival, and the Full Circle Festival are some of the activities that will be held to commemorate the year-long event.

“Visit Ghana In This ‘Year Of Return’” – President Akufo-Addo To Trinidadians

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has extended an invitation to the people of Trinidad and Tobago to visit Ghana in this ‘Year of Return.’

Minister of Culture of Trinidad and Tobago (L) with her counterpart Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi (R)

 

According to President Akufo-Addo, Ghana recognises its unique position as the location for 75 per cent of the slave dungeons built on the West coast of Africa, through which the slaves were transported, adding that “we have a responsibility, and we do extend a hand of welcome back home to Africans in the diaspora.

 

2019 marks the 400-year anniversary of the first recorded arrival, in 1619, of the first twenty (20) enslaved Africans in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which was to become part of the United States of America, initiating some of the most barbaric episodes in human history – the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and slavery.

 

The President, therefore, was hopeful that “the year would prove to be a joyful and learning experience all around for all of us, especially in affirming our determination that never again should the African peoples permit themselves to be subjected to such dehumanising conditions, sold into slavery, and have their freedoms curtailed in  order to build up forcibly countries other their own.”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, 13th June 2019, when he addressed the media after he held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Keith Rowley.

After the launch of the ‘Year of Return’ in Washington D.C., Ghana continued with the December 2018 Full Circle Festival, involving over 70 African American celebrities visiting Ghana to reconnect with their ancestral heritage.

Additionally, the Home Coming and Investment Summit, the African-American Investment Forum, the Pan-African and Emancipation Day Celebrations, the durbar from Jamestown to Jamestown, the Film Festival, and the Full Circle Festival are some of the activities that will be held to commemorate the year-long event.

The commemoration should enable us, in the African Union, to consolidate and strengthen our links with our Sixth Region, i.e. the African Diaspora of the so-called ‘New World’, which have laid somewhat dormant, and make operational and extend the Free Movement Protocol to those in the Diaspora seeking to resettle in Africa,” the President stressed.

Source: Presidency.gov.gh

China Trade Week 2019 to be held from June 19th – 21st, 2019

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Ghana will host the 3rd consecutive edition of the annual tradeshow CTW Ghana from the 19th – 21st June 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The event is supported by CTW Ghana esteemed partners World Trade Centre Accra, Proxynet and Everpure.
”According to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, China-Ghana bilateral exchange reached U$6.67 billion in 2017, representing an 11.7 percent year-on-year increase. The bilateral exchange between the two countries positively affects nearly all industry sectors.
This year we are bringing more exhibitors and extending the event and maintaining the 3 days to allow for more patronage for the general public, and so we hope the local business community will be eager to come again and see what’s new”.
This year’s exhibition will showcase more variety & high-end Chinese manufacturers looking to develop long term relations with local buyers across Ghana. The companies will cover various industry sectors such as Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Construction Materials, Outdoor Goods, Daily Necessities, Furniture, PPP, Home Electricals & Electronics, Clothing & Textiles, Television & Satellite, Baby Products and Personal Care amongst others.
China Trade Week is organised by MIE Events, an international Exhibition Company with local partners Geovision Services, who are thrilled to be bringing back comprehensive China-focused event to the West Africa region. The event has already had success in Kenya, Ethiopia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Morocco.
As a business event, CTW Ghana seeks more to engage the professional buyers in retail, wholesale, distribution and import/export, as well as entrepreneurs who have been thinking about starting trade relations with China. For visitors who have not had any experience working with China before and don’t know where to start, a conference has been developed to give visitors background information about China and how to effectively
trade with China.
The calibre of speakers for 2019 Seminars and the parallel Conference will be more in-depth and rewarding.
To register for attending CTW Ghana 2019 for free, please visit www.ctwGhana.com.
Event details:
CHINA TRADE WEEK (CTW) GHANA 2019
Date: Wednesday 19th– Friday21st June 2019
Time: 9 am –6 pm daily
Venue: Accra International Conference Centre
Cost: Free entrance
About China Trade Week Ghana China Trade Week Ghana is a China-focused trade event showcasing high-quality Chinese products from a variety of industries.
Established in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a comprehensive framework for organizing multinational economic development and trade, which has inspired the creation of China Trade Week (CTW), which has so far been successfully held in the UAE, Kenya, Iran,
Morocco, Ethiopia and South Africa, with more than 5,000 Government Institutions and enterprises participating in the events.
The event represents key sectors such as Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Construction Materials, Outdoor Goods, Daily Necessities, Furniture, PPP, Home Electricals & Electronics, Clothing & Textiles, Television & Satellite, Baby Products and Personal Care. It provides the opportunity for the local business community to meet Chinese manufacturers, develop trade relations and potentially negotiate commercial cooperation.
The Third edition of China Trade Week Ghana takes place from19th-21st June 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre. For more information, please visit www.ctwGhana.com.
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David Wang,
MIE
GROUPS Chairman
Zahoor Ahmed, MIE GROUPS International Events Director