The maiden edition of the two-day Christmas Made In Ghana Fair, hosted by Citi FM and Citi TV, ended on a high note on Sunday, December 15, with both vendors and patrons expressing gratitude to organizers for creating such a rare opportunity ahead of the festive season.
The event, which came off at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra, is part of Citi FM and Citi TV’s drive to promote the consumption of locally manufactured products through a project dubbed, Operation Feed Yourself.
The thousands of shoppers who trooped the event grounds were spoilt for choice, as they had to choose from various products including locally produced rice, beauty and fashion accessories, clothing and beverages, among others.
Some of the vendors who spoke to Citi Business News expressed satisfaction about the sales they made during the period.
FM and Citi TV’s campaign for the consumption of Ghana rice, the event provided an opportunity for patrons to purchase their preferred local rice from as many brands as possible.
The stands of Ghana rice vendors which include Duq rice, Mr. Rabbit, Nana’s rice, Tastie Ghana rice, Paa Joe and Eyram Ghana rice among others, was the hive of activity as shoppers took advantage of the unique opportunity provided them to join in the ‘Eat Ghana rice’ campaign.
One of the key activities for the first day of the fair was a cooking competition dubbed the “Jollof wars” which was organised between the staff of Citi FM and Citi TV grouped into four teams.
At the end of the day, Team Jollof Beyond Aid which comprises Citi Breakfast Show Team and the Breakfast Daily on Citi TV emerged winners.
The second spot was occupied by Team Credible Jollof made up of members of Citi FM’s Eyewitness News team as well as Citi Newsroom (CNR), the primetime news program on Citi TV.
The third position went to Team Ahouf3 Jollof comprising Traffic Avenue, the drive time show on Citi FM, 30 Minutes and Saturday Live on Citi TV.
Team Bombastic Jollof comprising Business Dashboard and Good Buy on Citi TV and Brunch in the Citi on Citi FM came fourth.