The annual fair, which is taking place in the Region for the first time, has attracted over 500 exhibitors.
The fair is being organized by the Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited with support from the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), under the theme: “Two decades of International Trade Fair in Ghana, exploring business opportunities in the SADA zone of Ghana”.
Dr Chrys Anab, Director of Social Development of SADA who spoke to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale, said the fair was intended to open business opportunities in the savannah ecological zone such that investments in the area would accelerate.
He indicated that the one-week event would include activities such as premiering of a movie on Friday, February 26, which would showcase interesting stories about northern traditions.
Dr Anab said there would be country days where some countries such as Nigeria and South Africa would showcase business and investment opportunities in their countries and stressed that there would be a smock day where all participants would be expected to wear smock to the fair.
He indicated that President John Dramani Mahama was expected to visit the event before Sunday, March 6th to close the fair.
Some of the exhibitors expressed worry about the poor attendance and blamed the situation on poor publicity.