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MOTI Supports Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award

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Hanna Tetteh (middle), Djabanor Narh (left), Partner, Advisory Services and other officials of Ernst & Young

Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has described the Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as the appropriate benchmark for the emergence of role models in business and industry needed for emulation by budding entrepreneurs in Ghana.

Ms. Tetteh made this observation while responding to the brief on the criteria that will be used in judging the winners of the the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Ghana. Country Leader of Ernst & Young  Ghana,  Ferdinand Gunn, and  Djabanor Narh, Partner, Advisory Services, had jointly updated the Minister on the ideals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the prepaprations the Ghana office of the global practice had been making to host a successful EOY award event.

The Minister, who said the award was truly a way of celebrating entrepreneurs that had successfully managed their businesses over the years. She, however, noted that such awards and the recognition of the right calibre of entrepreneurs would assist the Ministry of Trade and Industry in providing role models to aspiring entrepreneurs and others.

“When the stories of winners of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is told, people will know that business is not easy and that to be successful in business in the real world, money is not a major factor. Many successful businesses started small and through perseverance and creativity of the individual entrepreneur, the businesses turned out successful over the years,” the Minister said.

“It is my pleasure to support the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and I assure you of the willingness of the Ministry to provide whatever support you desire in hosting the Award in Ghana,”  she added.

Mr. Gunn and Mr. Narh explained that the award was the first and truly global award of its kind, celebrating those who were building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.

They added that for the first time in its 25 years of existence, the award process had come to West Africa; and it was being held in 50 countries and 140 cities around the world.

There are two award categories. These are the Master Entrepreneur and Emerging Entrepreneur categories.

Winners of the award in Ghana will join winners from Nigeria at a final event to be held later in the year to determine winners that will represent West Africa at the international award event to be held in Monte Carlo, Spain.

By Samuel Boadi

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