Minggu, 22 Agustus 2010


Story: Zainabu Issah

THE Deputy Minister for Information, Mr Samuel  Okudzeto Ablakwa, has called on furniture-making industries to showcase the Ghanaian culture in their craft to create a unique brand and identity for the country.
Mr Ablakwa  was speaking at the first four-day Furniture and Decoration fair held in Accra  to give local furniture producers a platform to showcase their products to the general public.
He noted, however, that even though furniture making is good business,  cutting  down trees for wood is slowly making the country lose its vegetation.
“It is therefore appropriate for you to engage in afforestation so that we do not lose our rich landscapes,” he advised.

The Deputy Minister assured the furniture companies that government would support the  sector to help boost their businesses and urged the Ghanaian public to patronise their products.
The fair which was organised by Xodus Communications, in partnership with the Ministry of Information, brought together furniture-making companies to showcase their products and designs and to also get closer to their clients.
The Excutive Director of Xodus Communications, Mr Richard Abbey Jnr, said the Fair was to give carpenters and decorators the opportunity to exhibit their products and give them ample business opportunities.
“There is therefore the need to bring them together to showcase their craft and to let the Government know what they are doing in order to support them,” he said.
The four-day exhibition brought together furniture companies like Simbins Furniture, Agorwu Furniture, Akuaba Furniture, Royal Habits, Lifestyle Gallery, Leatherland Furniture and Benjon Craft House of Aquariums, among others.


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