The Executives of the National Association of Handicraft Exporters (NAHE) have paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) on Wednesday 29th May, 2019 at the Head Office in Accra.
The visit was to, among others, introduce themselves to the GSA and also present export-related concerns for deliberations and support.
The President of NAHE, Mr Robert Darko, who led the delegation appealed to the GSA to help its members secure competitive freight rates and other shipment charges for the export of handicrafts.
He said with the right business environment created for the handicraft sector, particularly with deliberate policy initiatives from the state, the country stands to enjoy huge foreign exchange revenue through exports and tourism.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Ms Benonita Bismarck assured NAHE of the Authority’s readiness to collaborate with them in addressing their shipment challenges by putting their concerns before shipping service providers.
Ms Bismarck emphasising on a point about the GSA’s commitment to protecting the interests of shippers
She advised the handicraft exporters to be innovative by adding value to their goods and also train the youth with the requisite skills and art of handicraft-making for the sustenance and continuity of their businesses.