Seminar on China’s Development Useful – Deputy GEPA CEO

Accra, June 20, GNA – Mr Akilu Sayibu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), says the participation of the GEPA Officials in the 21-day seminar for Senior Officials from Developing countries in China would enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

He said the seminars would help GEPA to identify and to promote one potential exportable product in all 216 MMDCEs of Ghana, as part of its national strategy on the promotion of non-traditional exports.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Sayibu said the seminar was very relevant and most of the lecture topics were similar to the various policies of the current New Patriotic Party Government.

According to Mr Sayibu the economy of China was growing at a very fast rate and it was only natural for the GEPA to identify products and services that could be exported from Ghana to China to increase earnings from the Non Traditional Export to enhance the development of Ghana.

The final set of seminars included: China’s Experience in Agriculture Development and Agricultural Industrialisation, China’s Experience in International Economic and Technical Cooperation, China’s Experience in Industrial Development, China’s Policy and Experience in Poverty Reduction.

Other topics of the seminars were China’s Foreign Aid, China’s development path among other topics.

Industrial and cultural visitations were also made to Beijing’s Economic Development Area, The Forbidden City, the Silk Street, among other places.

The 21-day training programme which was sponsored by the Chinese government in collaboration with the Academy of International   Business Official and the Ministry of Finance and Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China brought together 122 participants from 17 countries and also presented an excellent opportunity for corporate networking, Mr Sayibu explained.

Samuel Lartey, Joyce Baah Tawiah, Zeanafa Ramatu and Janet Armah, all senior officials were part of the GEPA team.

The GEPA team is expected back to Ghana on Thursday June 22.