Strategic Communications Africa (Stratcomm) has launched the seventh edition of its flagship Ghana Garden and Flower Show event to promote green and clean environment.
This year’s edition on the theme: “Be The Change”, will be held from August 28 to September 3, 2019 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.
It would offer a platform for players in the floriculture and horticulture industry to exhibit their flowers to help generate revenue for the state.
Exhibitors at the show would be rewarded and the overall winner would have an all-expense paid trip to Israel to participate in one of the courses in Agriculture with support from the Israeli Embassy.
Categories for the Awards would include Best Hotel, School, Corporate, Private, Media, Religious, Health Facility, Hospitality and Factory Gardens.
About 40 percent of the overall mark would be allocated to ‘Attraction and Visual Impact of a Garden’, another 40 per cent would be allocated to ‘Horticulture Excellence’ and 20 per cent would be for the ‘Overall Presentation’.
The Show would also include activities such as Karaoke/Music night, Taste of the Park, Fashion in the Park, Children’s Playground, and Party in the Park.
Ms Esther A. N. Cobbah, the Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa, said people did not protect the environment because they lacked the needed knowledge to.
The Show, she said, was therefore designed to make citizens appreciate nature and develop positive attitudes towards the environment.
She said the 2018 edition had 135 exhibitors and about 19,000 attendees, saying, she expected more participants this year.
Madam Shani Cooper, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, in a keynote address said floriculture and horticulture industry held a great potential for every country and contributed to income generation and economic growth.
She said it was for this reason that the Embassy had initiated the “Israel Green Innovation Award Competition” within the framework of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show Competition to project innovativeness and encourage young people to participate meaningfully in agriculture for job creation and income generation.
The Competition, she explained, was opened to enthusiastic Ghanaians who operated in green innovation between the ages of 20 and 40 with a presentable prototype and not just an idea.