𝗡𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗪𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗜𝗖𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗧 𝗚𝗘𝗣𝗔’𝘀 𝗘𝗫𝗛𝗜𝗕𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
Chief Director of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council, Alhaji Alhassan Issahaku, on behalf of the Northern Regional Minister at a 3-day Women Icon Exhibition, commended Hajia Rabiatu Abukari for her contribution to the economic development of the Northern Region.
The Regional Women ICON Exhibition, which was organized by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) on Thursday, October 26, 2023, seeks to create a platform to showcase locally made-in-Ghana products and services produced by women-owned enterprises and to help identify potential exporters who will be groomed and transited to the export space.
In line with this, GEPA honored Hajia Rabiatu Abukari, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Maltiti Enterprise, an agribusiness venture, for being a prominent female entrepreneur who has contributed and continues to contribute to the economic development of the Northern Region.
Alhaji Issahaku, in his address, described women as the heartbeat of every society, stating that “if they cease to function, the progress of society would not develop.”
He expressed gratitude to GEPA on behalf of the Regional Minister for creating an avenue to recognize women’s potential and to build upon it for the benefit of not only women but their families, societies, and the country at large.
He encouraged the metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies that are directly under the Northern Regional Coordinating Council to recognize the effort that has been made and see how they can establish linkages with the women to perform even better.
The CEO of GEPA, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, in a speech read on behalf of her, called for support for women through patronizing their businesses, adding that “as we celebrate women’s achievements, let us come together to honor all our wonderful women who have made significant achievements in their field of work.
She urged everyone to embrace the initiative and join the agenda to promote made-in-Ghana products, especially those owned by women, to drive sustainable development.
Hajia Rabiatu Abukari, who crowned the women’s icon of the Northern Region expressed gratitude to the GEPA for the support which had helped expose her to international markets.
She is the CEO and Founder of Maltiti Enterprise, a manufacturer and exporter of products made from shea butter, moringa, rice, black soap among others,
she urged women business owners to diversify their products in order to suit different tastes to make it easier to market them.