The Made in Ghana Street Fair is an official Year of Return event and will feature some of the best locally made products from across the country. Catherine Morton, CEO Street Fairs Int. and an Event organiser said this street fair is very important because it brings emphasis to Ghanaian products. We’ve become a society that often patronizes foreign goods and this event is a great way to bring the attention back on our local products.
“We have vendors coming all the way from the Northern Region, and other very far places with products that people don’t even know about in Accra. We believe that in this festive period, when we have Christmas, we shop a lot, but most often we forget about the indigenous products we have in Ghana,” she said.
Having an event like this will give shoppers who flock to Osu an opportunity to meet vendors and learn about what they are selling while supporting local business owners. “We have close to 300 vendors participating this year,” she said, “You’ll find everything from garments to textiles, beauty, food, arts and crafts, almost every category. Being a Year of Return event, this also puts the spotlight on our locally made products for visitors to take advantage of. This is one of the ways we can export our culture to the diaspora through products and services.
The Made in Ghana Street Fair takes place twice this month; 20th-22nd December in Osu on Oxford Street and 27th-29th December at Junction Mall.