Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Charles Owiredu has outlined plans to ensure the growth of Ghana’s creative industry through the 2021 edition of the Intra-Africa Trade Fair.

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Speaking in an exclusive interview with with one of Ghana’s most outstanding online personalities, Kobby Kyei, His Excellency Charles Owiredu who was appointed about three months ago to replace George Ayisi-Boateng said that, he has been following conversations in the creative space and knows how beneficial it will be to the country if enough attention and support are given to it.

In the conversation, he disclosed his attempt to bring some Ghanaian creative personalities together to tap in the South African creative market. He spoke extensively about the High Commission’s preparations towards the upcoming Intra-African Trade Fair in November – an event organized by the African- Import Bank and the African Union.

The event brings professionals from different fields under one roof. It is a single market for products or services across 55 countries with the ultimate goal of ensuring the rapid growth of trade and investment within the African continent.

This event is an indispensable market access and information sharing avenue which will be very beneficial to entrepreneurs in the entertainment space by reaching a greater number of buyers and consumers.

“I have asked Trigmatic to get in touch with the creative industry and meet some of his peers and see if we can put something together” he said.

According to him, the creative industry can boost the socioeconomic development of the country if supported.

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