March 5, 2024

2nd edition of Northern Trade Industry & Investment Summit launched in Tamale

The second edition of the Northern Trade Industry and Investment Summit (NTIIS) has been launched in Tamale under the theme: Enhancing trade and industries in Northern Ghana Through Capacity Development and Strategic Investment.

The event, hosted at the Dungu Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, served as a platform to unveil the planned programs and activities for this year’s summit.

Addressing participants on behalf of the CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the Northern Regional Zonal Director of GEPA, Seidu Saaka Bakari, called for stronger collaboration among stakeholders such as government agencies, private sector and civil society organisations, adding that GEPA’s mission is to make Ghana a global center for non-traditional exports.

He said the NTIIS presents an essential platform for businesses to connect and develop partnerships to boost their operations and ultimately bridge the developmental gap between the North and South.

Seidu Saaka Bakari (GEPA Zonal Director, Northern Region)

“Economic inclusivity and equity are at the very heart of everything the Northern Trade Industry and Investment Summit represents. Too often, the voices and needs of our brothers and sisters in the North are overlooked. It is time to rectify this imbalance and ensure that every Ghanaian, regardless of their geographical location, has equal access to opportunities for prosperity.”

NTIIS 2024 trade exhibition is scheduled to take place from May 14 2024 to May 21 2024 at the Tamale Jubilee Park.

The event will culminate in an awards ceremony at the New Avenue Hotel, Tamale, where over 20 individuals and organizations will be recognized for their outstanding efforts toward promoting trade in Northern Ghana.

This year’s event is being organised by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD) with support from GEPA and collaborative partners including the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC), Agriculture Development Bank (ADB), Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), and the Northern Development Authority (NDA).


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