July 28, 2023

GEPA supports plan to establish ‘Ghana House’ in Brazil — Samuel Dentu

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is exploring the possibility of establishing a trade centre in the Brazilian city of Salvador.

This was made known by the Deputy CEO of GEPA, Samuel Dentu, during a visit by a three-member delegation from Brazil’s Northeastern Region, accompanied by Ghana’s ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Abena Busia.

Mr. Dentu acknowledged the significance of opening the centre in the South American nation, adding that it will help to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries.

According to him, the Ghana House in Brazil, which is being championed by Ghana’s Ambassador in the country, would become an important centre for cultural exchange while encouraging businesses from the two nations to explore partnerships.

He said GEPA has welcomed the proposal and would work with the Brazilian authorities to see that it is carried out in the ensuing years.

The CEO of the Culture and Tourism Secretariat in Salvador, Walter Pinto, said the municipality of Salvador will be the ideal location to host the Ghana House due to its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture and reputation as one of South America’s most important tourist destinations.

Known as the Afro-Brazilian capital, approximately 80% of the population of Salvador trace their ancestry to Africa.

GEPA opened Ghana’s first trade house, dubbed the ‘Ghana Trade House’, in Nairobi Kenya, on May 23, 2023.

According to Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, the CEO of GEPA, the Ghana Trade House, signifies growing economic cooperation between Ghana and countries in the region where it is located.

The Nairobi centre stocks premium Ghanaian products and provides market intelligence, storage, and warehousing facilities for Ghanaian exporters.



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