Ghana Entrepreneur Awards scheduled for April 29

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The sixth EFG-Ghana Entrepreneur Awards (GEA) and Entrepreneur’s Business Support Awards Dinner, takes place on Friday, April 29, on the theme: “The role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth and Private Sector Development.”

The event, which is an initiative of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), is being organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Six Ghanaian entrepreneurs would be inducted into the prestigious “Ghana Entrepreneur Awards Hall of Fame”, while other 20 entrepreneurs would be selected for awards as Overall best Entrepreneur of the year 2015, Lifetime Entrepreneur Achievement, Group CEO of the Year, Woman Entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur.

Others are: Outstanding Entrepreneur in Banking and Finance, Electricals and Electronics, Health and Herbal industry, General Merchants, Food and Beverages, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Event Management, Rubber and Plastics, Construction and Building Materials, Textiles and Garments, Hospitality and Tourism.

The GEA is organised annually by EFG to recognise and honour outstanding Ghanaian and non-Ghanaian permanent resident entrepreneurs and to serve as a motivation for budding Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the small, medium and large enterprises in sustaining economic growth and generating employment in Ghana.

The awards honour entrepreneurs that have achieved strategic and sustained positive impact on the economy, community and society as a whole.

Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, Founder and President of EFG said in a statement issued in Accra on Monday that an award would be presented to an entrepreneur who has the passion for business, possesses proven business performance, and has the ability to think strategically for the long term sustainability of the business.

Criteria used by the judges to select the GEA winner are: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business performance and growth, vision and innovation, Ethics and personal integrity, strategic thinking and corporate social responsibility involvement in Ghana’s economic growth.

The Entrepreneur’s Business Support Awards would also recognise and celebrate organisations that deliver quality products and services to assist entrepreneurs in small, medium and large businesses to maximise their potential.

“Entrepreneurs Foundation believes providing excellence awards in business support is pivotal in enhancing business excellence in Ghana,” the statement said..

The Entrepreneur’s Business Support Award Categories are: Entrepreneur’s Business Support Banking and Non-Banking Institutions of the Year, Petroleum, Health and Medical Service Organisations of the Year for their exceptional contribution to the development of the private sector in creating economic and social values.

The business support awards category was based on opinion poll of nominated entrepreneurs for GEA as the preferred Business support products and services of the Year Award, 2015

The statement said entrepreneurs continue to be the engine of growth in Ghana and it is vitally important that their efforts and contributions are recognised, encouraged and celebrated.


Source: GNA

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