One District One Warehouse Good for Exporters – GEPA Deputy CEO
Mr Akilu Sayibu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), has said the One District one Warehouse project would help exporters and potential ones in the storage of their produce.
Speaking with a cross-section of the media in Accra after the launch of the project, Mr Sayibu commended President Nana Akufo Addo for the project, explaining that the warehouses would help both existing and potential exporters under the One District, One Exportable Product initiative which GEPA is embarking on in all 216 Districts.
According to the Deputy GEPA Boss, the issue of storage of farm produce came up strongly in the various regional seminars of GEPA regarding the One District One Export product.
It is in this direction that the One District One Warehouse initiative under the planting for food and jobs of the Ministry of Agriculture as a project will be of great support to exporters in the area of warehousing, he said.
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority is currently embarking on Stakeholder Seminars in the various Regions on the One District One Export Product initiative aimed at increasing earnings from non traditional exports to $10 billion dollars in the next four years.
The regional seminars have taken place in the Eastern, Volta, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and the three Regions in the north.
It was expected that the various stakeholder seminars would cover the entire regions of Ghana before the end of the year, Mr Sayibu said.