The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the institution mandated to facilitate development and promote Ghana’s non-traditional exports, has presented a variety of personal protective items, to support the fight against COVID-19 to the Association of Arts and Craftsmen in the Region.

The items include hundreds of hand sanitizers, face masks and 16 Veronica Buckets, liquid soap, disposable tissue, and waste bins.

Presenting the items, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GEPA in-charge of Operations and Finance, Samuel Dentu empathized with the members on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business.

He also called on Arts and Craftsmen to take advantage of new technologies like the Internet, social media marketing and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to do business in emerging markets within the African continent and sell to customers from all over the world. He was hopeful that the gesture will help boost the region’s response to the management of the pandemic.

Mr. Dentu gave the assurance that his outfit is committed to put measures in place to minimise its impact as well as return to normalcy post-COVID.

The Chairman of the Volta Regional Kente Weavers Association, Robert Dzokoto who received the items on behalf of the group, commended GEPA for the gesture as this will help them to observe the safety protocols in this pandemic era.