Beginning next week Thursday, residents within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis will for three days experience the biggest ever trade fair in the Western Region at which they will be given mouth-watering discounts on goods and services.
Vendors of fashion wares, food, drinks, aluminium and furniture among other domestic and industrial goods, mostly made in Ghana products and services, will be at the Takoradi Jubilee Park from August 30 to September 1 to participate in the fair.
Dubbed the ‘Western Trade Fair’, the event is being organised by Media General’s Takoradi-based Connect 97.1FM in partnership with telecom giant MTN.
Ahead of the event, both vendors and residents are optimistic about the fair that seeks to offer a platform for the promotion of businesses within and beyond the Western region while offering customers a one-stop-shop for their favourite goods and services.
Some of the registered vendors are promising exciting packages and discounts for customers who will make it to the three-day fair.
“Connect FM has done it and we are representing; we are your number one stop afrocentric shop. Come in your numbers to the Western Trade Fair for discount sales of all our wares,” Fashion designer Auntie Sally of Sally Akwaaba said.
Nicholas Yankey of Yankey Furniture said: “We use quality wood and fabric for artistic designs, usually customers perceive our furniture to be foreign but they are locally made in Ahanta West so we are entreating you to come around to the trade fair to have a taste of quality and affordable furniture”.
One resident who could not hide her joy, Nana Afia, told Connect FM said: “We believe in Connect FM that they do big things; your launch was one in town so we know this trade fair is a promising one. We are ready for you
Acting Manager for Connect FM, Ransford Nana Osei Asare observed there are many entrepreneurs in the region doing great things but lack the needed platform to promote their businesses and what they have for the people.
The fair, he said, presents a great opportunity for such entrepreneurs be it small scale, medium or large scale businesses.
“We have noticed that there are a lot of entrepreneurs who need to get national attention with the kind of things they do which add up to the country’s GDP… this fair will also serve as a platform for businesses to link up for both local and international trade relation purposes,” indicated.
By Loveridge Ampratwum Okyere|Connect FM| 3news.com|Ghana