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.