The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has launched a technology-driven export commerce data centre to function a one-stop store for up-to-date export associated data for the exporter neighborhood.
Dubbed the GEPA Affect Hub (GIH), the centre would supply value-added companies to exporters in a bid to satisfy the last word objective of the Nationwide Export Improvement Technique, which is to realize US$25.3 billion in non-traditional export earnings by 2029.
The GEPA Affect Hub is an IT-enabled hub with computer systems, on-line sources and a library situated on the Africa Commerce Home the place shoppers can entry export-related data.
Along with the companies that the GIH would supply, key export sector regulatory businesses, the Ghana Requirements Authority, the Meals and Medication Authority and the Plant Safety and Regulatory Companies Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Meals and Agriculture would supply a part of their companies from the Hub to curtail the effort and time spent by shoppers transferring from one workplace to the opposite in a search of related data.
Addressing contributors on the launch, Alan Kyerematen, the Minister of Commerce and Trade, stated data was key within the nation’s industrialization and transformation agenda.
He stated most superior nations achieved their standing by means of industrialization and Ghana shouldn’t be neglected critical with the industrialization agenda.
Kyerematen stated exports have been key to the industrialization agenda if Ghana would succeed and develop, including that it was essential for all stakeholders to pursue and obtain the NEDs objective and goal of US$25.3 billion in 2029.
“The Nationwide Export Improvement Technique goal of USD25.3billion in non-traditional export earnings by 2029 appears overwhelming. Nonetheless, leveraging on partnerships to realize an initiative such because the GEPA Affect Hub, will allow us to construct a extra conducive atmosphere for companies to thrive,” he stated.
Kyerematen referred to as for the scaling up of the partnership to make sure the assorted areas had an analogous set-up, to construct the capacities of exporters within the areas as effectively.
“Over time, along with the regional Enterprise Useful resource Centres, we might be greater than able to be export-oriented for an industrialized Ghana,” he stated.
Dr Afua Asabea Asare, chief govt officer, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), stated the Hub was established to make sure that GEPA stayed on high of its duties as a Commerce Promotion Organisation, facilitating easy accessibility to up-to-date commerce data and information.
She expressed the hope that the Hub would drive the younger entrepreneurs who’re aspiring to be big-time exporters to realize their future objectives.
She stated the Hub would function an incubator for potential exporters, particularly younger aspiring exporters who wanted steering and coaching on accessing commerce data.
“Certainly, they’re our major goal as a result of the long run belongs to them,” she stated and urged the exporter neighborhood, younger entrepreneurs, and the general public to patronize the ability and make full use of varied companies on supply.
The GEPA Affect Hub would function an incubator for potential exporters, significantly younger would-be exporters who will likely be supplied steering, navigation and coaching on accessing export commerce data.
The centre will present related data on points comparable to requirements, high quality, packaging, and financing.
Different actions on the hub embody a bi-monthly Ghana Export College Webinars, Restricted workplace area for B2B conferences on-demand by consumer exporters, time with seasoned Exporters, Mentoring classes with college students with bankable export initiatives and quarterly Masterclass classes.
The commerce library on the hub provides present data sources on worldwide commerce. The sources are each bodily and on-line and embody the Worldwide Commerce Centre’s market evaluation instruments comparable to commerce and funding maps.