The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Dr Afua Asabea Asare, has disclosed that the Authority will be establishing an Export School and Impact Hub in Kumasi.
She said this when she called on the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, at his office in Kumasi after a broadcast show GEPA undertook to sensitize the public on available opportunities under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Dr Asare said the school is a strategy adopted to build and expand the required human capital for the export industry.
She indicated that Kumasi is one of the best places for such a project because the city abounds with businessmen and women who can take advantage of it.
The CEO said the Impact Hub is designed to provide value-added services to Small and Medium Enterprises because it incorporates other entities like the Ghana Standard Authority, Food and Drugs Authority and the Food and Agriculture Ministry.
The Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, expressed satisfaction about the project and pledged to give GEPA the support it would require from the Regional Coordinating Council.
He said the programme fits well into the government’s agenda of industrializing the region, stating that as a commercial city, Kumasi needs such an infrastructure to thrive.
Bala Ali & Ebenezer Bruce-Mills, ISD