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Business News of Saturday, 24 December 2011

Source: GNA

Tonyi Senayah Is Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011

Accra, Dec. 24, GNA - The Global Professional Achievers Award (GPA) has adjudged a young shoe manufacturer, Mr. Tonyi Senayah, the Chief Executive Officer of Horseman Shoes, as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The ceremony took place in Accra at the weekend at the 10th Anniversary dinner and awards night of GPA held in Accra, according to a statement released in Saturday.

The awards dubbed: “10 Years of Celebrating Icons of Innovation”, was aimed at inspiring young professionals to develop a mindset of becoming globally viable. The statement said several distinguished personalities in law, architecture, sports, health, banking and finance, fashion and beauty were given awards. Others were in communication and media, agriculture, marketing, insurance, entertainment, business as well as special awards for humanitarians and social care, innovation, dedication and excellence, GPA business class, champion and lifetime achievement.

Horseman shoes is a Ghanaian based footwear manufacturing company that makes quality and fashionable footwear with the finest of leather. Some of them are men’s dress shoes, Unisex sandals and slippers, School sandals and Security boots.

The statement said the GPA awards since its inception had offered a platform not only for rewarding and promoting the cream of business and professional community but also promoting international trade through networking between professionals, business and high profile decision makers both in Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Senayah said: “I’m grateful to God, my family, workers and customers; I dedicate my award to the youth of Ghana especially those who have started their own business. It is not easy but we will all get there.

“I believe in Ghana and also believe there are a lot of opportunities in Ghana and pray the youth take advantage. The vision of Horseman Shoes is to be the biggest footwear manufacturing company in Ghana and beyond in terms of employment and brand preference.”

The statement named other recipients of the awards as Roland Agambirey, the CEO of RLG, William Atu Essien, CEO of First Capital Plus, Goldfields Ghana, Richard Abbey of Xodus Communication, Gloria Buckman Yankson of Plan It Ghana, former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor and Azumah Nelson.

The statement said Mr. Senayah’s Horseman Shoes was one of the 10 finalists of “My Business 2010”, a Joy FM young entrepreneurial mentorship programme and a prize winner in the 2010/2011 UT/Enablis Business Launch pad competition to unearth young entrepreneurs.