Business News of Sunday, 24 December 2017
The Ghana Community Network Services Ltd (GCNet) emerged the best ICT Company at the sixteenth edition of the Ghana Club (GC) 100 Awards organized by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in Accra recently.
The company also improved its rankings from the 24th position it occupied last year to the 20th position in this year’s GC100 top companies ranking
The GC 100 is an awards scheme aimed at recognizing Ghana’s 100 most successful enterprises with focus on corporate excellence. Companies making it into the GC 100 serve as role models for the private sector and provide a forum for corporate Ghana to interact with the government at a highest level.
This year’s event was on the theme: ‘‘Industrialization: A tool for job Creation and Accelerated Economic Development”.
GCNet’s recognition as the leader in the ICT sector was a result of its continued investments in I.T infrastructure as well as ensuring integrity and excellence in its operations. The Award was also anchored on the Tier III Data Centre which operates on international models that guarantee 99.982% availability for Tier III facilities.
Mr. Carl Sackey, Product Development Manager, who received GCNet’s Award, gave the assurance that GCNet remains committed to the provision of state-of-the-art e-solutions in Africa with tailored service offerings to ease the burden of doing business add value to the trade chain and maximize revenue collection.
“We will build on our track record of excellence and innovation while working with Government and the people of Ghana to contribute to national development for the benefit of all Ghanaians” Mr. Sackey reiterated.
GCNet, he said, will continue to leverage on the many international certification regimes, including ISO9000, for quality management, ensuring security standards and compliance at the over 97 Customs sites and more than 50 Tax offices of the Ghana Revenue Authority across the country.
Speaking on behalf of the President, the Senior Minister, Mr. Yaw Osafo Marfo, stressed that the top 100 companies in the country have a responsibility to help government to develop the economy by generating employment to facilitated Ghana’s transition from a low middle-income country to middle income and then to a developed country.
“Once you are in the top 100, you cannot do business as usual. Each of you must try and bring improvement in your respective business operations,” he added.
In all, one hundred companies picked awards for their respective rankings. This year’s event was also used to present Special Awards to outstanding business performers in selected categories, including Corporate Social Responsibility and the Highest Tax Paying Company.