GHANA-AFRICA BUSINESS AWARDS

The Ghana – Africa Business Awards Scheme was established in 2004 under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

The scheme was set up to honor institutions which make significant contributions to the development of Ghana’s economy through trade promotions, Investments and other economic relations between Ghana and other African countries.

Initially the award ceremony was organized as a biannual programme. This was however changed in 2010 and is now organized annually.  This year’s award ceremony was the 10th in the series.

Ghana-Africa Business AwardsThe awards are made to companies grouped into seven categories, namely, International Trade, Free Zone Operations, Tourism Promotion, Investment Promotion, Financial Services, Trade Facilitation and Gaming.

In all twenty-four institutions were awarded at this year’s ceremony, held on the 29th May 2015 . Eleven of these companies received awards in the platinum category, with six receiving gold awards and the remaining seven receiving silver awards.

GroFin received an award in the GOLD category, after the organizer’s held consultations with the Ghana Export Promotion Center, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Ghana Free Zones Board and Ghana Tourism Authority.

Abraham Mensah – Belley and Mildred Koomson were the attendees and picked up the Gold Award at the ceremony for GroFin.

Emmanuel Kwasi Bandua, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, congratulated the award winners for their hard work, zeal and commitment. He reminded business organizations of the need to co-operate, and make good use of comparative advantage in their operations.

The event was organized by Topp Brass Ghana Limited.