40,000 youth to be mentored by local businesses – Awal Mohammed

The Business Development Minister has urged local businesses to accommodate some 40,000 youth for mentorship to help equip them for entrepreneurial skills development.

Speaking at the sixth made in Ghana Awards held in Accra, Mohammed Awal stated that government is lending its unflinching support to local businesses in diverse ways to make Ghana prepared to shoulder the Africa continental free trade area.

He said, “We must build and brand made in Ghana to take advantage of the larger market the intercontinental free trade agreement provides”.

The Deputy Trade Minister Robert Ahomka-Lindsay on his part stated that “the truly Made in Ghana should be the logo of local manufacturers with premium quality which must go beyond the shores of the ECOWAS sub-region to benefit fully from the continental free trade area”.

The awards night did not only see the exhibition of made in Ghana goods but these goods winning prestigious awards for their contribution to the economy over the years.

The chairman of the Entrepreneurs Foundation Ghana and chief executive officer, Mikaddo holdings ltd Nana Dr Michael Agyekum Addo encouraged local businesses to merge and partner with each other to stand a greater advantage in benefiting from government policies.

The Deputy Head of Missions at the US embassy in Ghana expressed hope that the continuous efforts by local businesses are making in-roads in the United States means well for the growth of the Ghanaian economy.

Forty-two awards were won on the night by indigenous companies while honouring some outstanding personalities for their contribution to Ghana’s socio-economic development including the National Chief imam Nuhu Ahaributu, the Chairman of Lepers Aid Ghana, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah among others.

OVERALL BEST INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR 2018

DR. KWABENA ADJEI, FOUNDER & GROUP CHAIRMAN KASAPREKO CO. LTD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2018
A. K MIRCHANDANI, CHAIRMAN AVNASH INDUSTRIES GHANA LTD

OUTSTANDING AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR 2018 

H.E. EDWARD BOATENG, GHANA’S AMBASSADOR TO CHINA

EMBASSY OF GHANA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

YOUNG INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR 2018

SETH ADU-BAAH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY. OF GHANA LTD

BEST WOMAN INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR 2018

JANE REASON AHADZIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, JRA COSMETICS LTD

YOUNG PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2018 

HON. KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH, MINISTER OF INFORMATION

HUMANITARIAN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2018 

REV. FATHER ANDREW CAMPBELL CHAIRMAN LEPERS AID GHANA

CENTENARY LEADERSHIP AWARD 2018

SHEIKH PROF. DR. OSMAN NUHU SHARUBUTU, THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM OF GHANA

CEO OF THE YEAR 2018

MR. DHIRAJ LAKHIANI CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BLOW GROUP OF COMPANIES

PREMIUM QUALITY SOFT DRINK OF THE YEAR 2018

COCA-COLA SOFT DRINK, THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF GH. LTD

BEST QUALITY MINERAL WATER OF THE YEAR 2018

BEL-AQUA MINERAL WATER, BLOW CHEM INDUSTRIES LIMITED

PREMIUM QUALITY ALCOHOLIC BITTERS OF THE YEAR 2018

ALOMO BITTERS, KASAPREKO CO. LTD

BEST QUALITY ENERGY DRINK OF THE YEAR 2018

STORM ENERGY DRINK, KASAPREKO CO. LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY FRUIT JUICE OF THE YEAR 2018

MANGO, ORANGE & BANANA JUICE, BLUE SKIES JUICE GH. LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY ALCOHOLIC BEER OF THE YEAR 2018

LUB PREMIUM LAGER BEER, ACCRA BREWERY LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY NON-ALCOHOLIC MALT DRINK OF THE YEAR 2018 

BETA MALT, ACCRA BREWERY LTD

MOST PROMISING HERBAL BITTERS OF THE YEAR 2018

HAPPY MAN BITTERS, CHARGER CO. LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY CONFECTIONERY OF THE YEAR 2018

NICHE MILK CHOCOLATE, NICHE CONFECTIONERY LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

POLYFER FORTE SYRUP & CAPSULES, M&G PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

BEST QUALITY VEGETABLE COOKING OIL OF THE YEAR 2018

AKOMA SOYA BEAN OIL, GHANA NUTS CO. LTD

BEST QUALITY AGROFOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018

ROYAL FARMERS RICE, AVNASH INDUSTRIES GHANA LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018 

ULTIMATE WELDED MESH, WIRE WEAVING INDUSTRIES (GH) LTD

BEST QUALITY PACKAGED PASTRIES OF THE YEAR 2018

BOSS BAKER BEEF ROLL, DAILY FOOD LTD

BEST QUALITY NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018

MOBILE TOILET, POLY TANKS GH. LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY PAPER TISSUE OF THE YEAR 2018

PAPA JUMBO TISSUE & FLUFFY TOILET ROLL, EVERPACK GHANA LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY RUBBER & PLASTIC PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

PLASTIC CLOSURES (K-CAPS) & FOOD CONTAINERS, KANE-EM INDUSTRIES LTD

BEST QUALITY MOSQUITO COIL OF THE YEAR 2018

OLD SOLDIER JUMBO MOSQUITO COIL, BEATEX ENTERPRISE LIMITED

BEST QUALITY ANTISEPTIC OF THE YEAR 2018

JRA LION PLUS ANTISEPTIC DISINFECTANT & JRA PARAZONA, JRA COSMETICS LIMITED

PRODUCT HALL OF FAME AWARD 2018

PALM SOUP BASE, NKULENU INDUSTRIES LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY ELECTRICAL CABLES OF THE YEAR 2018

NEXANS ELECTRICAL CABLES, NEXANS KABELMETAL GH. LTD

OVERALL BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018

GTP ADEPA DUMAS, TEX STYLES GHANA LTD

BEST QUALITY HERBAL OINTMENT OF THE YEAR 2018

DAUD OINTMENT, DAUD SCIENTIFIC HERBAL HOSPITAL

PREMIUM QUALITY HERBAL TEA OF THE YEAR 2018

PROSTACURE HERBAL TEA, MEDI-MOSES PROSTATE CLINIC & HERBAL CENTRE

BEST QUALITY INDIGENOUS FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018

HOMEFRESH KOKONTE FLOUR, ELSSY KESS COMPANY LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY HERBAL MIXTURE OF THE YEAR 2018

TAABEA HERBAL MIXTURE, TAABEA COMPANY LIMITED

PREMIUM QUALITY ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP OF THE YEAR 2018

LIFEBUOY SOAP, UNILEVER GHANA LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY COSMETIC PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

PRINCESS COCOA BUTTER HAND & BODY LOTION AND CREAM / PRINCESS PAA! ANTI-PERSPIRANT ROLL-ON, GHANDOUR COSMETICS LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY SHEA BUTTER PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR 2018

TAMA SHEA BUTTER BODY LOTION & SOAPSEKAF GHANA LTD

PREMIUM QUALITY PAINT OF THE YEAR 2018

AZAR PAINT, AZAR CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD

BEST QUALITY ALUMINUM ROOFING SHEET OF THE YEAR 2018

ROCKSTERS PREMIUM-COATED ALUMINUM SHEETS, ROCKSTERS ROOFING SYSTEMS

BEST MADE IN GHANA RETAIL OUTLET OF THE YEAR 2018

MELCOM LIMITED

BEST PACKAGING INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

ROYAL CROWN PACKAGING LTD

EMBASSY OF GHANA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

DIPLOMATIC MISSION OF THE YEAR 2018

BEST MULTINATIONAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

UNILEVER GHANA LTD

BEST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

MOHINANI GROUP

BEST FREE ZONES INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

BLUE SKIES JUICE GH. LTD

UNILEVER GHANA LTD

BEST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

MOHINANI GROUP

BEST FREE ZONES INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2018

BLUE SKIES JUICE GH. LTD

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