The Central Regional Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair for 2022, also known as the “Central Expo 2022” took place at the Adisadel College School Park in Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region of Ghana from July 23 – July 30, 2022. The fair was aimed at increasing global visibility, as well as ensuring promotions, collaborations and revenue generation in the Central Region.
The Expo, themed: “Promoting Trade, Tourism and Investments in the Central Region: Challenges, Prospects and Solution”, saw over 300 exhibitors from the region’s 22 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to showcase a variety of goods and services to the public and the necessary exposure to the investment community.
The Mfantseman Municipality also had its equal share of the exposure. We had exhibitors displaying products locally manufactured in Mfantseman such as Coconut Oil, Spices, Cereals, Beaded Bags, Agriculture produce, etc. as well as well as the display of the investment opportunities and the historical sites in the municipality like “The First Tarred Road in Ghana, The Oil Palm Tree planted by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Fort Amsterdam, Fort Williams, the Memorial Gardens of Return, which promotes tourism.
The Central Regional Minister, Hon. Justina Marigold Assan, sought the support of regional stakeholders and development partners to ensure that the programme was sustained for the region’s economic benefit. She expressed the hope that the fair would increase interest in the Central Region for investment, trade and tourism as well as foster the expansion of successful business alliances and networking across the nation, adding that the Regional Coordinating Council was poised to encourage and support constructive dialogue between institutions and individuals to promote local economic development.