The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has held its 8th Edition of the Ghana Industry and Quality Awards 2019.
The Award, which is one of Association’s flagship events for the year, marks the climax of AGI’s Industrial Week celebration in November.
This year’s Awards had B5 Plus winning the ultimate award as the overall best industrial company of the year.
In statement, the Chief Executive Officer of the AGI, Mr. Seth Twum-Akwaboah said, “Our Awards is strengthened by the institutional collaboration we have with the Ghana Standards Authority, for which reason we have the GSA’s Quality awards as a category under the AGI Awards. We take pride in being the mother of all Awards and we envisage a lot more companies partaking in the AGI Awards in the coming years.”
Mr. Twum-Akwaboah stated that businesses must always find ways to improve to innovate and to do more with less.
“It is my hope that the Awards will motivate other companies including our SMEs to improve their business performances, even as we reward excellence in business,” he said.
“We also seek to stimulate business development and the theme for this year “Positioning Local Industries for Global Competitiveness” is to awaken us to the realities of a continental free trade at our doorstep,” Twum-Akwaboah stated.
In view of the eminent implementation of the AfCFTA, the CEO said the AGI will continue to advocate for a conducive business environment that will spur growth for our local companies.
Indeed, the AfCFTA will cover more than a market of 1.2 billion people and over US$ 3 trillion in GDP when it is fully implemented.
Increasingly, African nations hoping to secure sustainable economic growth are shifting focus from the volatility associated with extractive exports, which forms more than 75 percent of Africa’s external export, towards industrialized goods.