- places focus on agribusiness, ICT, manufacturing etc
- targets recognition for SMEs that utilize tech for growth
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has officially called for documentation and entries into the 17th edition of the ‘Ghana Club 100’ awards.
The event, scheduled for November 23, 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, the GIPC noted, will give major attention to organizations in strategic areas including, agriculture and agribusiness, financial services sector, ICT, infrastructure, petroleum and mining, manufacturing and tourism, as well as health and education.
The event will also highlight prospects available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that leverage on ICT as an enabler to build their brands.
“The critical role that the private sector plays in our economy cannot be discounted. We appreciate most of these players in the sector on yearly basis and hope to continuously motivate them to do more as they subject their operations to this ranking,” GIPC’s CEO Mr. Yofi Grant explained.
The eligibility criteria for this year, which constitute 2017 under review, stipulates that all participants be limited liability companies and, for companies with government interest, government’s share should be less than 50 percent, unless that company is listed on the stock exchange.
Highlighting on requirements for participation, Grant said “company’s audited account from 2015 to 2017, a 125 word company profile, the company’s logo and CEO’s passport size photo must be submitted to the Centre by October 26, 2018.”
Ranking consultant for the event, Ernst and Young (EY), said the participating companies in the awards, would have their backgrounds checked to ascertain that they conform to the required rules and regulations of doing business in Ghana.
“Starting with the this edition, EY and the GIPC will work much more closely with sector specific regulatory agencies to confirm that ranked companies meet their statutory obligations before those entities are ranked.
The GIPC, through sponsorship from Kantanka Automobile, presented a pickup vehicle to Dream Consult and Supplies, producers of B-Diet Tom Brown, who won the ‘Most Promising Company’ at the 16th edition last year.
Since 1998, the Ghana Club 100 Awards has grown in stature and brand. This year’s event is under the theme, ‘Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for growth and job creation’.
The theme, Grant added, seeks to explore how technology and innovation can be used as a platform by companies and entrepreneurs to facilitate growth of the Ghanaian economy.
Last year’s event, the 16th edition, saw Newmont being adjudged the overall winner of the awards, followed by MTN and GOIL.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe