Business News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Chief Executive Officer of the Global Cargo and Commodities Limited, Jacob Gbati has commended government for the introduction and migration of port operations from analog to paperless.
Speaking on the sidelines of the the Chamber Business Awards of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the State House in Accra, Mr Gbati noted that the previous system which was in use was plagued with duplications of documentations and hence the new system was a great improvement.
“… We found out that some of the functions were duplication so there was no need…. Been paperless has made our work easy because we’re always in the green light and our work moves faster. It has streamlined our work a lot because we don’t go carrying papers here and there and if delivery is allowed you don’t go chasing anybody…” he stated.
Mr. Jacob Gbati’s company; the Global Cargo and Commodities Limited was adjudged the best Logistics Company of the Year, making it the third consecutive time it’s winning such an award.
The maiden edition of the Chamber Business Awards of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI)
GNCCI is the representative organ of the business community in Ghana that seeks to promote and protect the commercial and industrial interests of its members (companies) in the country.
The awards were given to celebrate the very best and finest of Ghanaian businesses that have demonstrated excellence in leadership and innovation in contributing to the socio-economic development of Ghana.
The objectives for the Awards are: to acknowledge and celebrate key businesses and personalities who have contributed meaningfully to business practice in Ghana; to inspire and promote the entrepreneurial spirit in the Ghanaian by highlighting the success stories of outstanding award winners; to unearth the depth of existing talents in the country by recognizing excellence in Corporate Reputation Management (CRM); to promote high professional standards; and to highlight the vital role of the Chamber in championing advocacy and networking.
Awards categories and winners
The Awards were in three sections, the first section of which consisted of 16 categories with emphasis on excellence and quality in service and product delivery.
Some of the categories and winners are: Agriculture, B. Balvd Limited; Arts and Crafts, Akila Limited; Automobile & Dealership, Japan Motors Limited; Banks, Bank of Africa; and Catering, Trafix Catering.
The rest are: Emerging Business of the Year, Royal Crown Packaging Limited; Fashion Design, Guest Accommodation, Accra City Hotel Limited; Logistics, Global Cargo and Commodities Limited; Manufacturing, Mining / Oil & Gas, Petrosol; Passenger Transport, S.K. Boafo Travel and Tours; and Insurance, Vanguard Assurance.
The second section of the Awards consisted of three categories, namely Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Michael Bozumbil of Petrosol; Chamber Business Man of the Year, Issa Ouedraogo of B. Balvd Limited; and Chamber Business Woman of the Year, Bella Ahu of Trafix Catering.
For the third section of the awards, a special award to the deserving Chamber Members/ Personalities, dubbed: Chamber’s Special Awards (Non-competitive), Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Company, Bedrock Ventures Limited, Yvonne Exclusive Designs, Bank of Africa, Despite Group of companies and Manufacturing and Coca Cola Bottling Company limited were amongst the recipients.