More than a million people including overseas businessmen and diplomats visited Ghana's third International Trade Fair, which closed on Sunday (15 February).
GV PAN Fair site
LV Crowd going in and meter monitoring numbers at 17,376 and clocking up more ( 2 shots)
LV & SV Crowd continuing to come in and look at exhibits (2 shots)
CU Final visitors total at 24946
Sv Guests seated for closing ceremony.
SV Major-Gen. Okai presents prize to Ghanaian Timber & Transport stand representative followed by prize to Libyan representative (2 shots)
SV Guests watch as Nigerian receives prize
SV Guests watch as Chinese representative receives prize (2 shots)
SV Guests seated
CU & GV Major-Gen. Okai and others stand as anthem is played whilst fair flag is lowered (4 shots)
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Background: More than a million people including overseas businessmen and diplomats visited Ghana's third International Trade Fair, which closed on Sunday (15 February).
The Fair, held in the capital, Accra, was the most successful yet held in Ghana, which is seeking admission to the world forum of Trade Fairs. This year's Fair attracted exhibitors from 273 companies from 29 countries.
In his closing speech, Major-General L.A. Okai, chief of defence and member of the Supreme Military Council, called for a strengthening of the Economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) organisation. He said the 15 member-states should work out practical measures to remove restrictions to ensure freer trade between themselves.
He said the Fair should be a constant reminder to member states that ECOWAS had come to stay and that they should work towards expanded trade in West Africa.
In the "African Government" competition Nigeria was first, and Libya second.
SYNOPSIS: The site of Ghana's Third International Trade Fair in the capital, Accra, which this year attracted more than a million visitors.
The number of visitors during the last week of the fifteen-day Fair steadily increased, as groups of students as well as tribal chiefs and their retinues kept the turnstiles clicking. The Fair was Ghana's most successful, and it attracted tow hundred-and-seventy-three exhibitors from twenty-nine countries.
At the closing ceremony, chief of defence, Major-General L.A. Oklai presented best exhibit prizes to Timber and Transport Limited, in the Ghanaian private firms sector. Libya was awarded second prize in the "African Government" competition, and Nigeria was first.
Mr. Kuo Feng-heng received the awards for China which won the best pavilion award, and the "Government outside Africa" competition.
Major-General Okai called for better agreements amongst the fifteen-member Economic Community of West African States to allow freer trading among themselves. He said the Fair would be a constant reminder that ECOWAS was there to stay.