The ninth edition of Strategic Communications Africa Limited’s Garden and Flower Show has been launched in Accra.
This year’s show will take place at Efua Sutherland Chidren’s park in Accra from August 25 to 29, 2021.
Launching the show, the Head of Communications of Stanbic Bank, Mr Mawuko Afadzinu said the show is expected to give the garden and flower industry a boost.
“The industry is growing, even though we haven’t pushed it aggressively, and so platforms like this are to cause the industry to grow through clear and concerted strategies,” he said.
Mr. Afadzinu commended exhibitors and participants for remaining passionate about the initiative.
“In a time like this, it has become even more important to focus on preserving our environment. It is no mere coincidence that we celebrated the World Environment Day recently. Plants and flowers form a great part of our environment. When we plant more, we grow more. The environment is all we have, and it is our duty to preserve it, that is why this show stays relevant.
“I ask, when we lose the earth where do we go? Accra stands the chance to become one of the cleanest cities in Ghana and the world as a whole. Trust me this goal is achievable. This is why I congratulate the movement, exhibitors and participants for remaining passionate about green living,” he said.
This year’s show, which is a celebration of previous successes of the annual event, is on the theme: “9G: Nine years of green living”.
A board member of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, Mr Bernard Tuffour, said the show has the potential of boosting the economy by providing jobs.
“The show has several success stories of some participants who are now CEOs of their own businesses in the floriculture and horticulture industry through their participation in the show over the years,” he said.