The Second Lady, her Excellency Samira Bawumia on Monday, 2nd December, 2019 had the honor of launching the maiden edition of the “World Shea Expo 2020” at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra. The main event which is expected to start right from 22nd and continue through to 24th April, 2020 will take place at the Alui Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale.
The launch was held under the theme, “Repositioning the Shea Industry to Accelerate Ghana’s Diversification Agenda within the context of Ghana Beyond Aid”. The Second Lady pointed out significantly (on her Twitter page) “the World Shea Expo seeks to bring together all stakeholders in the Shea value chain to work towards maximising the economic potential of the Shea industry in Ghana”.
The Expo which is anticipated to bring together partners within the value chain, is aimed at promoting the product to both local and international markets. The country, actually has the best sheanuts and processed butter in the sub-region, and the Expo is geared towards showcasing Ghana’s Shea-nut industry to the world market.