The RUNWAY GHANA team paid a courtesy call on Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio, the Director of Diaspora Affairs on Wednesday 26th May 2021. The meeting, held at his office in the Jubilee House, Accra was to officially introduce the brand RUNWAY GHANA to the Office and also to establish a business
relationship between RUNWAY GHANA and the Diaspora Office. Founded in 2016, RUNWAY GHANA brings together stakeholders in the fashion industry including models, fashion designers and customers to collaborate, and share ideas on how to make the industry better and beneficial for everyone involved.
“The main goal for RUNWAY GHANA is to build a sustainable fashion business in the long term coupled with building global fashion mentors out of [Ghana’s] local fashion homes. This we have demonstrated and showcased to the world by bringing all fashion stakeholders on one platform and have further built direct relationships between clothing companies, models, fashion designers and their customers locally and on the international front,” remarked Mr. Wisdom Akwesi Ababio, CEO of RUNWAY GHANA while extending his appreciation for the meeting.
Responding, Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio assured RUNWAY GHANA of the support of the Office of Diaspora Affairs. He also shared his excitement towards the initiative which is determined to boost the textile industry.
The team from RUNWAY GHANA further presented an achievement award to Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio honouring him for his contribution towards the merging and the business sustainability of Ghanaian fashion through Diaspora engagement.
The annual event is set to showcase Ghanaian fashion, music and art through its enactment of social, cultural and economic initiatives including Buy Ghana and Wear Ghana. Other activities planned for this year includes New York Fashion Week as well as a workshop to educate participants on business opportunities in the fashion industry while shedding light on the fashion industry and emerging fashion designers through a collaborative catwalk and exhibition.