General News of Monday, 7 March 2011

Source: GNA

Prominent Ghanaian entrepreneurs nominated for awards

Accra, March 7, GNA - Some prominent Ghanaian

entrepreneurs have been nominated to receive awards at the

maiden Ghana Entrepreneurs Awards, scheduled for Friday,

April 15, in Accra. The awards are meant to commemorate World

Entrepreneurship Day (WED) which is a 24-hour world-wide

celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation since 2009. This year marks the third celebration of WED and the first

in Ghana. It is being organised by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana

(EFG) a non-profit organisation striving to foster

entrepreneurship in Ghana through mentoring, networking and

education. A statement issued in Accra on Monday by Mr Sam Ato

Gaisie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of EFG

said the awards were being organised in collaboration with the

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and Ghana

National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It said some of the entrepreneurs nominated by financial

institutions and associations included Dr Michael Agyekum

Addo, CEO of Kama Group, Mr Kofi Nsiah Poku, CEO of

Kinapharma, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, CEO of UT Bank, Dr

Alhaji Asoma Banda, CEO of Antrak Group, Dr Kofi Amoah,

CEO of Progency Ventures and Mr Roland Agambire, CEO of

RLG. The rest are, Ms Constance Swaniker, CEO of Accents and

Art, Mr Edward Effah of Fidelity Bank, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta,

CEO of Databank, Mr Ernest Bediako Sampong, CEO of

Ernest Chemist and Mr John Taylor, CEO of Cirrus Oil. Other entrepreneurs nominated for the various categories are

Mr Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of Despite Group of

Companies, Mr Kwasi Twum, CEO of Multi Media, Mr Kwaw

Ansah, CEO of TV Africa, Ms Esther Cobbah, CEO of

Stratcom and Mr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, CEO of J.A. Plant

Pool and Zoomlion. Other nominees are, Mr Tony Oteng Gyasi, CEO of

Tropical Cable, Mr Alfred Gyateng, CEO of Kingdom Books

and Stationery, Dr Yaw Adu-Agyei Gyamfi, CEO of

Danadams, Mr Kojo Bonsu, CEO of Agoo Media, Dr Paa

Kwasi Nduom and CEO of Coconut Grove Regency Hotel. The rest are, Mr Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, CEO of I-Tel, Mr

Seth Adu, CEO of Devtraco, Mr Emmanuel Botchwey, CEO

of Regimanuel-Gray, Mr Kwame Acheampong Kyei, CEO of

Glico, Mr Kobina Asamah, CEO of Type, Mrs Theresa

Oppong-Beeko, CEO of Manet and Mr Albert Ocran, CEO of

Combert. According to Mr Gaisie, a panel of judges would be

selected from recognised personalities from diverse field of

industry, sectors and disciplines to review the nominations. He explained that decision of the panel would be based on

entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, innovation, growth

in annual sales, employment generation, a reputation for

integrity and proven involvement in Ghana's economic growth. The categories to be competed for are Overall Best

Entrepreneur for 2010, Young Entrepreneur, Lifetime

Achievement, Outstanding, Special Achievement, and Most

Promising Woman Entrepreneur. There would be awards in IT and Telecommunication,

Export, Insurance, Banking, Non Banking, SME Innovation,

Services, Manufacturing, Books and Stationery,

Pharmaceuticals distribution and manufacturing, Advertising,

Electronic and Print Media Commercial Printing, Automobile,

Education, and Health Sectors. Others are Cosmetics and Personal Care, Food and

Beverage, Transportation, Hospitality and Tourism, Real Estate

and Construction, Agriculture, Electrical, Environment and

Sanitation and Media Communication.