Made in Ghana Products and Services shortlisted for awards



Accra, Aug. 11, GNA – The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), has shortlisted some made-in-Ghana personalities, products and services to receive honours at the second edition of Ghana-Made Awards 2014.

The personalities are Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka (Star of Africa), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Great Kosa Group of Companies and Ms Adelaide Ahwireng, CEO, Fio Enterprises Ltd, distributors of made in Ghana products.

A statement issued in Accra by Mr Sam Ato Gaisie President and Founder of EFG, on Monday said the shortlisted products include Kantanka SUV vehicles, Kasapreko Alomo Bitters, GTP Nustyle, Golden Tree Chocolate, Ruut Extra Premier Beer, Special Ice Natural Mineral Water, Cadbury 3in1 Chocolate Drink, Top Choco3 in 1 Instant Mix, Wilmar Frytol Cooking Oil, Blue Skies 100 per cent Natural Fruit juice, African Cola Soft Drink, Coral Artilin Vinymat Ultra Insecticide Paint, Ernest Chemists Auntie Mary Gripe Water ,Malar 2 antimalarial drug, Central Furniture Products, Giligold Gidi Powa ,Phyto-Riker Flemex Cough syrup, Kama Tres Orix forte and Regimanuel Concrete Products.

Other, shortlisted products are Joy Dadi Bitters, Joy Ointment, Joy Soap, Sintex Water Storage Tank, Sintex Plastic Flexible Laminated package, Prefos Street Light, Garden Lamp, Sekaf Tama Shea Butter, Shea oil, soap and anti-bacterial cosmetics, Slid MVP cosmetics, Delta Mill Tango and Flora tissue paper, Bine 20 Disinfectant, Pasico NACO Deluxe Louvre Frame and Pasiguard burglar Proof.

The services captured include, Daily Graphic, the Mirror newspaper,TV3 Ghana’s Most Beautiful, UT Bank, Bank Koowa Accounts, Ghana Commercial Bank, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GTV Agrofie Programme, Global Access SME Auto Loan and Unibank Ghana Ltd.

The Ghana Made Awards, an initiative of EFG, is being held under the auspices of the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance and endorsed by Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), on the theme: ‘Industrialisation the key Strategy to Accelerated Economic Development and Job Creation.’

Ghana Made Awards is geared towards exposing made in Ghana products and services to all citizens across the country in an effort to create awareness, promote and build product loyalty to save the economy and local manufacturing industries from collapsing.

The fast depreciation of the cedi against other currencies is due to the fact that Ghanaians are not patronising locally made products and rather depends on imported products, which is holding back the advancement of the private sector and national economic growth.

Winners will be announced at the 2nd Ghana Made Awards, slated for Friday, October 24, at the State Banquet Hall, in Accra.

Mr Gaisie explained that the awards has been categorised into Personality, Product and service of the Year; Lifetime; Indigenous, Emerging; Natural Mineral Water; Food & Beverages; Building Construction ; Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic ,Textile, Aluminium and Tissue & Paper.

The rest are Pharmaceuticals/Herbal, Rubber and Plastics; Toiletries and Cosmetics; Electrical, Wood Furniture, Print & Electronic media, as well as Financial products and services.

The statement said products entered in the categories would be scored against six parameters that demonstrated overall product excellence and quality, product content (local materials), product innovation, product leadership and benefit to the consumer, product value and packaging as well as product certification from GSA or Food and Drugs Authority.


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