Accra- 4th September, 2015 – The 2015 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) begins on Thursday 10th September, 2015 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra.
The opening ceremony is at 10am on 10th September 2015 and will be chaired by H.E. Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana. The Special Guest of Honour is the Ambassador of Denmark to Ghana, H.E. Tove Degnbol. Keynote Speaker is Dr. Sally Kosgei, Managing Director, Zena’s Roses, Kenya and former Minister of Agriculture in Kenya.
This year’s show themed “The World is Your Garden” focuses on the environmental and economic benefits of horticulture and floriculture. Activities lined up include a Conference, themed Flowers and Garden are Great for Life, with Adult and Kids Workshops, Fashion Extravaganza, Unusual Garden, Party in the park, Jazz night, a Farmers’ Market and many more. If you are taking part in this show, you are going to need to keep a watchful eye on your ‘show plants’, checking out helpful tips on plants that repel spiders can help you keep your garden full and ready to present to the judges.
The Garden & Flower conference, to be chaired By Mr. Philip Quaye, Honorary Secretary of the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists, will be opened by Hon. Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation on 10th September 2015 at 10am.
This year there will be a Ghana Garden and Flower Awards event and the launch of Ghana Garden & Flower Clubs, with Dr. Juliette Tuakli as Guest of Honour. The closing ceremony will be performed on Monday, 14th September, 2015 at 5pm by Hon. Collins Dauda, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, who has responsibility for the Department of Parks and Gardens.
The Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa, Ms. Esther A.N. Cobbah says, “We are really delighted that the Ghana Garden & Flower movement is catching on so quickly with garden and flower enthusiasts and the entire public.” She added, “we have been amazed at the level of interest expressed by organisations and individuals”.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Access Bank (Lead sponsor), Citi FM (Lead Media Sponsor) Regimanuel Gray Estates, Lema Press, Unique Floral Lifebuoy, UT Life, AFGRI, Indomie, Coca Cola, Topp Core Security, EDAIF, Polytank, DDP outdoor, Koko King, Tropical Cables, HFC Bank, Fan Milk, Ghana Home Loans, Slamson Ghana Ltd, IBF Ghana and Bel Aqua.
Nana Kyeremanteng, head of Corporate Communications and Branding, Access Bank, (Lead sponsor), says “Access Bank is proud to have been associated with the Ghana Garden and Flower Show since its inception. This is in line with the commitment of Access Bank to the socio-economic development of Ghana”.
Media partners include: Ghana News Agency, Uniiq FM, Metro TV, TV3, Citi FM, TV Africa, Sunny FM, Radio Gold, Agoo Magazine, Ghanaian Times Newspaper, The Finder, Daily Dispatch, Searchlight, New Crusading Guide, Today, Business and Financial Times Guide, Insight, Ghanaian Observer and Atinka FM, Modern Ghana, News Ghana, Business Day and The Enquirer.
About the Ghana Garden and Flower Show
• The Ghana Garden and Flower Show is part of the Innovative Ghana Garden & Flower Movement, designed to create awareness about the commercial and psychological benefits of urban beautification and gardening, promote tourism, healthier and modern lifestyles, and also help create employment and income earning opportunities that support Ghana’s growth and development. The movement was initiated in 2013 and the maiden edition of the Show was held in August 2013 at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park.
• The 2015 Ghana Garden & Flower Show will be held at the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park from 10th to 14th September, 2015.
About Stratcomm Africa
• Strategic Communications Africa Ltd (Stratcomm Africa) – Event Organizer Stratcomm Africa is a total Communication, Reputation Management, Events Management and Research Agency specializing in evolving and implementing communications strategies for companies, individuals and governmental institutions in both national and international settings.
• Stratcomm Africa is proudly collaborating with its partners to promote and deepen a Gardening and Flower culture in Ghana. Stratcomm Africa believes in using communications to stimulate socio-economic develop-ment. By organizing the Ghana Garden and Flower Show and promoting a Garden and Flower movement in Ghana, Stratcomm Africa is using its expertise to generate awareness among Ghanaians about available natural resources for livelihood enhancements and national development. Stratcomm Africa is also facilitating information sharing, knowledge transfer and skill development through its role in the Garden and Flower Show and related conference and workshops.
• Stratcomm Africa is also using the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement and the Show, as a tool to reinforce Ghana’s position as a compelling investment and tourist destination through the promotion of beautiful Gardens and Flowers in Ghana.