Today January 23, 2022

Trade app launched to connect businesses

Accra,— A multi-purpose mobile application, Connect Trade Network (CTN 360), has been launched to serve as a one-stop platform for businesses and individuals to have access to products and services to grow their businesses.

The app has a functionality that will provide career opportunities to users to help reduce the growing unemployment in the country and provide information on trade exhibitions and other events to users.

The platform was launched in Accra together with the unveiling of the “learners to leaders” workshop, a project aimed at training Junior High School (JHS) students to be technology savvy and become trainers as well.

The 12 to 16 weeks skills development and knowledge acquisition will focus on less privileged schools with beneficiaries being taken through programmes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Gbawe JHS has been selected as the first beneficiary school.

Mr Benedict Osei Bonsu, Founder of CTN, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, explained that the app was to augment the Ghana Trade Exhibition by providing the necessary resources to businesses and individuals beyond the annual event.

“The CTN 360 app has the profile of businesses; what they do and sell, and to a business owner, that will be helpful to you because you get your business on this platform and people can reach out to you when they need your services,” he said.

“If you’re an individual, the career path is necessary for you because that feature gives you access to current vacancies that are out there. So if you’re looking for jobs you go to the career section and it tells you all the vacancies available so can apply,” he added.

Meanwhile, some exhibitors who spoke to GNA at the launch of the app, which coincided with a trade exhibition, noted that the trade fair provided them the opportunity to showcase their products to many people, made some sales, and connected with new and potential customers and investors.

“The two days here [at the trade exhibition], has been good. We’ve had many people visit our stand and because we explain to them the nutritional values of our natural products, they end up buying something before leaving,” Daniel Agyemang-Duah, Sales Manager, Blessed Child Foods, said.

It was observed that many of the products on display, including seasonings, gari mix, drinks, straw hats, fans, bags and kitchen wares ( made from bamboo), were made in Ghana products.

Source: Ghana News Agency



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