Newmont, GOIL tops in 15th edition of Club 100 awards

By Kodjo
Adams, GNA

Accra, Aug. 21, GNA – Newmont Golden Ridge
Limited emerged the best company in the fifteenth edition of the Ghana Club 100
awards organized by the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC).

Ghana Oil Company Limited was the second in
the rankings followed by Golden Star Resources, Total Petroleum Ghana and
Ecobank Ghana.

UniBank was adjudged sixth in the rankings,
whiles Zenith bank came seventh, followed by Newmont Ghana Gold as eighth
position, Ramel Business Services limited came ninth while Cal Bank was 10th
position.

Other companies followed to the hundredth
position including Reroy Cables with the 81th position.

This year’s event was on the theme:
‘‘Manufacturing, Steering Ghana’s Development”.

The ceremony was graced by President John
Dramani Mahama.

President Mahama commended the companies for
excelling in their respective disciplines, adding that government has
demonstrated commitment to dialogue with captains in the business arena to grow
the sector.

Mrs Mawuena Trebarh, the Chief Executive
Officer of the GIPC, said the event laid emphasis on the country’s
manufacturing sector that holds the key to expanding the economy through
export.

She said there are many Small and Medium
Enterprises in all the regions manufacturing products for export into the West
Africa region and this signals more job creation opportunities.

Mrs Trebarh said the event was aimed at
introducing a system of ranking of the top 100 companies in Ghana, while
encouraging and nurturing the private sector to develop and grow to compete
internationally.

The GIPC will honour the top 100 businesses
and also honour the leading companies in each of the strategic sectors, such as
Best Company in Agriculture and Agribusiness; Financial Services; Information
and Communication Technology; Services; Infrastructure; Petroleum and Mining
Services; Manufacturing; Tourism; Health; and Education.

She said this year’s event witnessed Special
Awards for outstanding business performers in selected categories, including
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Highest Tax Paying Company.

“The Centre believes that as Ghana continues
to see itself as Africa’s Golden Gateway to a safe and secure investment
destination for investors across the globe, it is incumbent on us to encourage
the private sector operators to ensure that their operations do not appear to
be at variance to internationally acceptable practices,” she said.

She said the GIPC as the lead investment
promotion agency in the country has over the few years prioritize the
manufacturing sector as major opportunity area for both local and foreign
companies.

She said the manufacturing sector holds an
important role in linking all economic activities in the country to stimulate
growth and create jobs.

GNA

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