Economist Urges Ghana to Diversify Export Trade Portfolio

Economist Urges Ghana to Diversify Export Trade Portfolio

From Spy Ghana

Mr John Gatsi, an Economist on Tuesday called for the diversification of the export trade portfolio and activities to include non-traditional commodities such as mango and orange.

Mr Gatsi, a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast who made the call expressed confidence that the move would serve as an avenue for the country to explore new market opportunities and to wean itself of the sole-dependency on traditional exports such as cocoa.

He was speaking to the Ghana News Agency at the end of the first session of a two-day workshop organised by the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) in Accra.

The workshop which is sponsored by STAR-Ghana, a multi donor pooled organisation is aimed at providing support to Civil Society Organisations, stakeholders and the media to make an input in addressing Ghana’s economic challenges, assess government’s approach in managing the economy and offer suggestions on the way forward for the 2014 fiscal year.

Mr Gatsi called for value-addition to Ghana’s exported commodities.

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