The organisers of the forthcoming Kenya trade exhibition in Ghana have partnered with Wakanow, Africa’s leading online travel company, to enable local businessmen looking for investment opportunities in the West African country to travel with ease.
The deal will enable delegates attending the trade exhibition in November pay for their travel and accommodation expenses in instalments.
Through Wakanow’s product, PSS (Pay Small Small), delegates and exhibitors to the expo will only give a 25per cent down payment for their air ticket and other expenses and pay the rest in small instalments.
The exhibition has been organised by the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana following seven key agreements signed by the two countries to boost bilateral ties and intra-African trade.
The agreement follows a visit by Ghana’s Business Development Minister Ibrahim Mohammed Awal’s visit to Kenya to promote trade and investment potential in the West African state last month.
Speaking during the signing of the deal, Kenya Trade Expo Ghana co-founder Mrs. Leah Nduati-Lee said the partnership will see the number of Kenyans participating at the expo increase tremendously.
“During the last expo held in 2015 participants felt the crunch of having to pay for travel and accommodation at one go and this will be avoided following the agreement we have entered into with Africa’s leading online travel company,” said Mrs Lee.
Mrs. Lee cited the cost of travelling as one of the factors prohibiting local businessmen from exploring trade and investment opportunities in West Africa.
Wakanow’s Head of Africa Expansion and Airline Partnerships, Josephine Fifi Rurangwa, said delegates using the PSS product will also benefit from travel and accommodation packages secured through partnerships with various airlines and hotels.
“We are talking to a number of airlines and governments to ensure we secure the best deals for our clients to encourage movement across the continent. This will enable Africans to realise the trade and investment potential in the continent,” said Rurangwa.
The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, has assured of the full attendance of the Government at the Kenya Trade Expo in Ghana.
To take advantage of this agreement, participants can visit the Wakanow offices in Nairobi or know the options available for the trip to Ghana via the Wakanow website.