More than 70 companies are participating in Melcom Group of Companies 'Made in Ghana' goods exhibition, which is aimed at nurturing the local industry and support the economy towards a sustainable growth.
The exhibition, which comes in the wake of 'Buy made in Ghana goods' campaign to save indigenous companies and the falling cedis serves as one-stop shop every year to promote Ghanaian goods, Director of Communications of Melcom Group of Companies, Godwin Avenorgbo explained. Mr. Avenorgbo told journalists in Accra that; "the objectives of the exhibition are to grow the economy, to ensure that we don't take our local brand for granted and to help create appetite for made in Ghana goods".
The focus on locally made items will also help Melcom to cut down import of foreign products and lessen the burden on the cedis, "every year we will do this to grow and sell Ghana," he stated.
As part of the initiative, Melcom is also supporting farmers in the country by promoting and marketing their stuff in the 28 branches that showcase over 40,000 products nationwide, "we can grow our economy when we patronize our own". Meanwhile, Mr. Avenorgbo called on the general public to go out today, July 30, 2014, and donate blood at Melcom selected shops nationwide to support the Ghana Blood Transfusion Service.