Planning Committee for 2nd Volta Trade and Investment Fair sworn in

A nine member Planning Committee has been formed for this year’s Volta Trade, Investment and Cultural Fair.

Members of the Committee, who were sworn on Monday, would plan this year’s event taking cue from the 2009 maiden fair, which was said to be highly successful.

The Committee to be chaired by Colonel Cyril Necku (Retired), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, would also manage the Fair which is aimed at opening up the region for accelerated development.

The Fair will take place from November 22 to December 05, 2010 under the theme: “Volta Region: Investors’ Destination.”

Col. Necku called for assistance and cooperation from traditional authorities and business institutions to make the event a mega one.

He noted that last year’s event recorded 88.4 per cent participation and hoped that this year’s would hit the 100 per cent mark.

Mr Joseph Amenowode, the Volta Regional Minister, said the 2009 Trade and Investment Fair witnessed remarkable investment interests in the Region, especially in areas of agro-industries, hospitality, salt production and mining.

“Several Chinese, Indian and Brazilian delegations, have visited the Region to explore the possibilities of establishing various business ventures and we hope this year’s will further open up the region for development,” he said.

Mr Amenowode said signals from other regions and outside the country indicated that the 2010 Fair would be a mega event.

He, therefore, appealed to business institutions and individuals from the region to secure stands ahead of time.

Mr Francis Hadza, Vice Chairman for the Planning Committee, assured that the Committee would do its best to ensure a successful Fair and called for support from the media and all stakeholders.

Source: GNA

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