MOUNT VERNON,NEW YORK. Mayor of the city of Mt.Vernon,Ernest Davis says ,the city is keen to partner Ghana in its emergence to the world market and development of the country.He was speaking at the official launch of Ghana-New York Expo 2012 which will be hosted by his city.
Mayor Davis pointed out that Ghana is a leader in the West African sub
region in terms of democracy and peace and has proven to the world that
there is no turning back on these principles of peace,stability and
"Ghana has shown the way in the sub region as truly the gateway to the
sub region.This we see from the peaceful electoral transition from one
government to the other.My city will do everything possible to associate
itself with these achievements and more and support Ghana's quest for
growth and business prospects.Mount Vernon is proud to host this
important business enterprise ,and must say this is the best place in
New York for this special event" Mayor Davis said.
The event which is being organized by Malaika Media Network and other
stakeholders, has as its theme,"A better Ghana,A better destination
",will bring together about 300 exhibitors from Ghana's small and medium
scale companies to showcase Ghana's rich but untapped economic
investment as well as international trade potentials and opportunities.
speaking to the press,Kojo Ampah Sahara,President of Malaika Media
Network,was full of praise for the mayor and urged other states and
cities to follow the mayor's shinning example.He noted that it's about
time Ghanaian industries take advantage of the global network trends to
improve on their business effectively and network with their US
counterparts for enhanced business growth and opportunities.This
according to him will help reduce poverty and empower the people of
Ghana by providing more jobs for the people,especially the youth."One
cannot overlook the enormous benefits this trade expo will bring to the
people of Ghana.If the products are well received and patronized,it will
mean a great deal of expansion,which will mean employing more
people,thus helping to solve the unemployment situation in Ghana". kojo
He did not mince words, when he told members of the media that that
Ghana as a country is "pregnant with investment potentials and happy for
the emerging giant in Africa to showcase what it has under its sleeves
to the rest of the world".
The event is slated for September 24 to 30 ,2012 at the forecourt and streets around the Mt.Vernon city hall.
Exclusively sharing his thoughts on the event ,Mr.Fred Nuamah,founder of
Ghana Movie Awards and member of the high powered delegation who
attended the launch,could not hide his joy at the opportunity and the
fact that it will afford the exhibitors the chance to show the rest of
the world that the "best always comes from Ghana"He urged all businesses
in Ghana who want to attract international attention and market to jump
at this opportunity of a life time to showcase what they have."Mr.
Nuamah said the mayor has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that he is a
"man worth his salt" ,and praised him for his vision and wisdom.
The delegation to the launch was led by Nana Nyarko-Atta Wirefi XVII, chief of Agona Odobeng.
In his closing remarks,the liaison officer for the mayor's office and
the organizers, Nashon Halevi said "Ghana is at a stage in its
development where all blacks in the Diaspora with good standing have to
come together to push it to the next level" He thanked the Mayor and the
City of mount Vernon for the opportunity.
Source:Ekow Shalders(institute for democracy and press freedom,USA)