This year’s Ghana Garden and Flower (GGF) fair has ended in Accra.
It was on the theme: “Enriching Ghana; a garden at a time.”
The event saw hundreds of exhibitors display their wares ranging from wedding dresses and bouquet beautifully cached from plastics, ornamental plants, flowers, herbs, garden tools, compost and an array of beautiful artifacts.
Addressing the closing ceremony, Head of Development Planning at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Richard Oduro, who spoke on behalf of the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah, appealed to Ghanaians to hold up the Green Ghana agenda to promote a healthy and safe environment.
“We will ensure that we do not disappoint Ghanaians as far as this vision is concerned to make Accra a preferred choice of destination and an example for others to emulate,” Mr Oduro said.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stratcomm Africa, Ms Esther A.N. Cobbah, noted that this year’s edition of the fair had witnessed an increase in patronage as almost 21,000 visitors were recorded at the exhibition.
“This is up from the 16,000 we had last year and 1,400 visitors we had in 2013. There has also been high patronage this year that was why we increased the booths from 139 to 150,” she disclosed.
She called on Ghanaians to “learn to grow flower gardens, vegetable gardens as well as food gardens at our backyards and our environment and reduce plastic waist through recycling.”
The organisers later awarded exhibitors who have been consistent with the event for the past five years and sponsors of the event.
Story: Prosper A. Kwaku SALASSY