By Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Aug. 31,
GNA – Dr Kwabena Adjei, Founder of the “Kasapreko Company Limited”, has been
adjudged the “Overall Best Industrious Personality of the Year” in the 2019
“Made In Ghana Awards (MIGA)” ceremony spearheaded by the Entrepreneurs
Foundation of Ghana.
ceremony, held in Accra on Friday as the sixth edition, also adjudged GTP’s
“Adepa Dumas” print as the “Overall Best Quality Textile of the Year”.
categories were Best Made in Ghana Retail Outlet of the Year (Melcom Limited),
Best Quality Mosquito Coil of the Year (Old Soldier Jumbo coil), Premium
Quality Herbal Mixture (Taabea Herbal Mixture), and Best Quality Packaged Beef
Roll (Boss Baker Beef Roll).
also included Most Promising Bitters of the Year (Happy Man Bitters), Best
Manufacturing Company of the Year (Mohinani Group, producers of Polytank), Best
Quality Mineral Water of the Year (Bel Aqua), and Best Quality Soft Drink of
the Year (Coca Cola).
awards were given to Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, Chairman of Lepers Aid
Ghana as the “Humanitarian Personality of the Year” and Sheikh Osman Nuhu
Sharubutu as the “Centenary Chief of the Year”.
Dr Adjei said
hard work is the hallmark of every successful business man and advised
entrepreneurs to work harder.
He also urged
them to use quality materials, machinery and manpower in their works to
government to invest in the country’s agricultural system as it could generate
adequate revenue for the state.
Agyekum Addo, the Chief Executive Officer of Mikaddo Holdings Limited and a
Board Member of MIGA, explained that the awards ceremony was a step taken to
inspire business leaders.
entrepreneurs to always think of corporate innovation, and address issues of
quality and packaging of their products per the standards of the Ghana
Netherlands, he said, has established a system which ensured that the citizenry
obeyed rules and regulations without the police needing to play that watchful
role, and urged Ghana to emulate such innovative systems to drive the attitudes
of the citizens.
entrepreneurs to create more jobs for the youth to harness their potential
especially in sports and entertainment as they were the future of the nation.
Mohammed Awal, the Minister of Business Development, appealed to entrepreneurs
to create internship opportunities for students and give them essential skills to
the award winners for their contribution towards social-economic development
and asked the non-award winners to work harder to be acknowledged in future.
Ahomka-Lindsay, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, urged entrepreneurs
to make every product serve as an Ambassador by its quality to expand the space
of made in Ghana products in the international market.
entrepreneurs to take advantage of the recognition and penetration of Ghanaian
products in the international market with quality products, adding that, the
opportunity for them to brand their products was very huge.
“As you produce
and package your products, have in mind the other 53 African countries and the
entire globe,” he said.
the hope that by next year, many entrepreneurs would have been able to export
their products to developed countries.
Lamoreaux, a representative from the US Embassy, said for Ghana to host the
African Continental Free Trade Area was a strategic opportunity to exhibit its
To be able to
do that, he called on stakeholders in the business environment to ensure that
there was transparency and open communication between the private sector
players and public.
States, he said, was willing to support Ghana to develop its small and
medium-sized enterprises especially with regard to purchasing technological
“I wish that my
people in the US would visit shops and get quality chocolates, textiles and
jewelry made in Ghana,” he said.