The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) has confirmed to the media the names of some indigenous brands and entrepreneurs who would be awarded at this year’s Ghana-Made Awards scheduled for October 24 at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
This year’s Ghana Made Awards is on the theme “Industrialisation: the key Strategy to Accelerated Economic Development and Job Creation,” and is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance and endorsed by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Great KOSA Group of Companies, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo (Star of Africa) and Adelaide Ahwireng, CEO of Fio Enterprises Ltd are among the Great Ghanaian personalities to be celebrated.
Sam Ato Gaisie, President of the EFG, who disclosed this recently in a statement, said these personalities would be recognized for their immense role in promoting made-in-Ghana products.
Speaking about indigenous brands, he disclosed that the products and services shortlisted were judged on the criteria of Quality, Content, Innovation and Product leadership. He added that the benefits of the products, product value and product certification by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) were all part of the considerations.
The Kantanka SUVs and Pickups which have been stirring inspirational waves in the country and driving international attention are among the products selected by the EFG for the awards. Other products include GTP Nustyle, Woodin Fabrics, Golden Tree Chocolate, Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, Pride Rice, Ruut Extra Premier Beer, and Special Ice Natural Mineral Water.
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful programme, UT Bank Koowa Accounts, Ghana Commercial Bank, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GTV Agrofie programme, Global Access SME Auto Loan and Unibank Ghana Ltd, he added, were among some service providers selected.