December 4, 2019

Final 6 Battle at GEPA’s Export Project Competition

All is set for the climax of the maiden edition of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA)’s Export Project Competition, as 6 shortlisted participants battle for the top 3 winning positions.

The Export Project Competition was launched alongside the Youth in Export Programme YiEP) in partnership with the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in September 2019. The Competition forms part of GEPA’s 50th anniversary initiatives.

The expected outcomes were to tease out innovative export related ideas and concepts from the youth, that emphasized on value addition and consequently creating jobs for the participants and others.

At the close of deadline in mid-November, close to thirty applicants had submitted their entries. Concepts ranged from agro food processing, handicrafts, grooming services, horticultural products, waste management for export as well as renewable sustainable solutions.

The six shortlisted participants will defend their entries in person before the Judging Panel on December 4, 2019 at the Head Office of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Export Trade House.

The panel of judges comprises a team of seasoned exporters and business leaders in the corporate and academic fields. They are Dr. Douglas Zormelo, Chairman, Zormelo & Associates an experienced management and development expert who has worked in the private and public sectors and in academia, Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson, Head of the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship at the University of Ghana Business School, Madam Carol Annang, Managing Director of Secure Pensions Trust and former Managing Director of New Times Corporation, Mrs. Felicia Twumasi, the founder and Chief Executive of award-winning Homefoods Processing & Cannery Ltd, and Mr. John Oduro Nkansah, Managing Director of Dansak Farms a seasoned exporter of fruits spanning 20 years.

The Competition will climax on December 11, 2019 when the overall Winner and the 1st and 2nd Runners up will be presented their winning cash prizes of Ghc10,000, Ghc3,000 and Ghc2,000 respectively at a media event.

The ultimate winner’s idea may receive additional assistance from Ghana Export Promotion Authority to enable him/her implement the proposed project.

Given that Ghana Export Promotion Authority’s mandate is to develop, promote and diversify Ghana’s exports, the Export Project Competition is a novel initiative and channel for investors who are on the lookout for out-of-the-box business opportunities in export sector to take advantage of.

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