Julius K. Satsi, GNA
Accra, Sept. 28, GNA –
The 2018 edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show has ended in Accra,
recording more exhibitors and visitors as compared to the previous years.
During the entire
seven day duration of the fair, over 21, 000 patrons trooped to the Efua
Sunderland Children’s Park, compared to last year’s 16,000 and 14,000 visitors
in 2013, to catch a glimpse and admire the beauty embedded in gardens and
flowers, whilst others purchased the beautiful natural flowers.
Madam Esther Cobbah,
the Convenor of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, organisers of the show
said the number of boots for the exhibition increased from 139 last year to 150
this year, which showed the growing public interest in the sector.
She said from all
indications, it was evidenced that Ghanaians loved flowers and were committed
to a greener, cleaner, healthier, wealthier and more beautiful country, adding
that, the Creator of the Universe loved humanity so much that he provided
beautiful gardens and flowers for various uses.
She said the essence
of the Ghana Garden Flower Movement is to assist in the cultivation and
preservation of the gardens, flowers and plants that God has provided
Madam Cobbah, who is
also the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa (Stratcomm
Africa), said prior to the opening of the show this year, there were request to
extend the show, so “we added two more days to it”.
Mr Richard Oduro, a
Representative of the Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, commended the Ghana
Garden and Flower Movement for its commitment towards preserving the natural
He pledged the
commitment of the Assembly towards working with the Movement to ensure a
greener Accra, as the Show fell in line with the Assembly’s agenda of greening
the capital city.
Mr Oduro said the
Assembly had engaged in significant conversations with the Convener of the
Movement and assured of working with the movement to achieve a greener and
The Ghana Garden and
Flower Show is a flagship activity of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement,
initiated by Stratcomm Africa, with the first edition in August 2013.
The 2018 edition was
launched on September 10 and opened on September 20, this year, to once again
bring together all stakeholders of the sector and create awareness on the need
to preserve gardens and flowers.