The steering committee for export inaugurated
The Hon. Deputy Minister of trade and industry Hon.Herbert Krapa in his speech said the government is committed to increasing export in 2023 and beyond . the honorable Minster said the the Steering Committee of the National Export Development Strategy and and it members will serve as the cartelist of national development.
The 10-year National Export Development Strategy (NEDS) seeks to grow Ghana’s Non-Traditional Export sector and will employ a private-sector-driven approach.
It is expected to give a significant boost to Ghana’s export volumes by growing NTES from US$2.8 billion in 2020 to US$25.3 billion by 2029.
The Committee will be expected to provide the necessary guidance, advice, expertise, and concrete implementation actions for NEDS.
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) was tasked by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2019 to spearhead the formulation of NEDS, which provides an objective picture of Ghana’s current export environment and a clear vision of the desired evolution of Ghana’s Non-traditional Export sector from 2020 to 2029.
He charged the newly sworn in members to give their best to serve mother Ghana for the collective intrtest of our nation.
The members are Mr. Patrick Yaw Nimo, Chief Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority; Mrs. Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, CEO, Ghana Enterprises Agency; Mr. Reginal Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Center; Mr. Seth Twum Akwaboah, CEO, Association of Ghanaian Industries; Ms. Marjorie Abdin, Vice President, Federation of Ghana Exporters; and Mr. Mark Badu Abongye, CEO, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The rest are Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam, CEO of the Ghana Export-Import Bank; Mr. Mike Oquaye Jr., CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Authority; Professor Alexander Dodoo, CEO of the Ghana Standards Authority; Ms. Benonita Bismarck, CEO of the Ghana Shippers Authority; Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko, CEO of the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority; and Mr. Eric Bentsil Quaye, of the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate.
He said GEPA and its partners were on the road to sensitising 261 districts across the country on the strategy and the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Mr Krapa said the first phase of the sensitization covered 30 clusters out of the 74 clusters in the 261 districts in the country and there were 115 districts in the first 30 clusters covered.
Three teams were composed, namely the Northern team, the Middle team, and the Southern team, to cover the northern zone, middle belt, and southern zone, respectively.