More than 20 beads designers in and around Ashaiman displayed various types of beads and educated the public about their cultural, medical and sensual significance.
Mr Ibrahim Baidoo, Municipal Chief Executive, said ASHMA aims at positioning the Municipality as a preferred destination for beads and creative products to enable the area attract buyers and investment.
He called on stakeholders to ensure that beads making grows into a permanent market and industry to create employment.
He said the promoters are very confident that buyers and sellers would appreciate and benefit from the bazaar.
Mr Charles Cobbina, Business Development Advisor, SOS Children’s Village Ghana, said the objective of the project is to establish a periodic market place for beads and creative products, promote income generation platform for women and young people in the business of beads and creative products.
He said it would also position the city of Ashaiman as a centre of beads and lay the foundation for the establishment of a permanent Ashaiman Arts and Creative Products Centre.
He advised beads designers and sellers to come together under one umbrella to promote Ashaiman as a market destination for all creative products.
Madam Rebecca Osei-Fordjour of Ghana Bead Society, urged all to rent stands in regular markets to enable them to sell their designed beads, adding that consistent high quality stock would endear customers to them and eventually win their loyalty.
She advised them to supply their wares to museum gift shops, galleries and tourist centre’s for regular income that will ensure steady growth and constant joy in dealing with beads.