Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has presented Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), to support the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic to the Association of Arts and Craftsmen in Ho, Volta Region.
The items include, hundreds of hand sanitizers, face masks, 16 Veronica Buckets, liquid soap, disposable tissue and waste bins.
Presenting the items, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GEPA in-charge of Operations and Finance, Samuel Dentu stressed on the negative effects the virus poses on the sector.
He also called on Arts and Craftsmen to take advantage of new technologies like the Internet, social media marketing and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to do business in emerging markets within the African continent and sell to customers from all over the world.
He was hopeful that the gesture will help boost the Region’s response in managing the pandemic. Mr. Dentu gave the assurance that his outfit is committed to putting measures in place to minimise its impact as well as return to normalcy post-Covid-19.
The Chairman of the Volta Regional Kente Weavers Association, Robert Dzokoto who received the items on behalf of the group, commended GEPA for the gesture, insisting that the PPEs will help members to observe the safety protocols.
Presented the last batch of Covid-19 safety items to stakeholders in the Arts and Crafts sector, the Authority reiterated that it remains supportive to stakeholders as the fight against the disease still rages on.
GEPA is a national institution under the Ministry of Trade and Industry mandated to facilitate and promote the development of Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports (NTE).