President of EBID Opens the 5th Volta Trade and Investment Fair 2021 in Ho, Republic of Ghana
The President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), Dr George Agyekum Donkor, has charged stakeholders in the Volta Region to ensure a successful transition from farming to the development of an end-to-end agribusiness value chain to bring increased value to players in the Agric industry.
Dr Donkor stated this during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Volta (Region) Trade and Investment Fair 2021 held at the Ho Sports Stadium on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, where he spoke on the topic, “Sustainable Agribusiness, Tourism and ICT Development; A driving Force of Job Creation” as Guest Speaker for the occasion.
The Opening ceremony, which was chaired by Togbe Tepre HODO IV – President, Volta Region House of Chiefs, was graced by Hon. Dr Archibald Yoa Letsa – Volta Regional Minister, Ambassadors from India, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Namibia, Prince Kludjeson – Chairman of Kludjeson International and President of the Volta Development forum, Traditional authorities, Government officials, Captains of Industry, private sector companies, state and private media, and the public.
Stressing on the importance of literacy in the 21st Century, Dr Donkor opined that literacy goes beyond the traditional concepts found in the classroom and in textbooks and encouraged all to imbibe ICT literacy as a cogent part of formal education, to take advantage of the emerging jobs emanating from digitisation.
The EBID President, encouraged Ghanaians to explore the latent potential of domestic tourism in the Volta region to serve as the needed complement to boost the recent international tourist arrivals. He further revealed that as part of its mandate, EBID had invested in various projects in Ghana namely, Kempinski and Marriot Hotels in tourism, partial funding of the 220-Megawatt Kpone Thermal Power Plant, as well as the partial funding of the Aflao-Akatsi Road project among others.
He indicated that with a current total investment in Ghana of approximately Three hundred million United States Dollars (300 million USD), the Bank is ready as a strategic investment partner to support developmental projects in the Volta Region and Ghana as a whole.