Dutch ambassador to Ghana:

"Garden and flowers have huge economic potential"

The 2018 Ghana Garden and Flower Show has opened in Accra with a call for more efforts towards the plant, garden and flower sector due to huge economic benefits.

Mr Ron Strikker, the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, who made the call, said plants, flowers and gardens provided huge employment and economic benefits for Netherlands saying that, there were currently 3000 growers of plants and flowers in the Netherlands of which 650 were importers.

He said the floriculture and horticulture sector in the Netherlands had been instrumental in the country’s economy as it provides more than 1000 jobs, adding that it was important to Ghana to make the sector a pillar of the economy.

He said continuous innovation was key to the sustainability of the floriculture and horticulture sectors adding, “If the world does not stand still, you would have to innovate every hour of the day” and be able to adapt to the market to stay competitive.

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