Business News of Sunday, 25 November 2018
Scancom Limited (MTN Ghana) has been adjudged the Number One Company of the Year among the best 100 companies in Ghana by the 17th Edition of the Ghana Club 100 Awards.
The Company took the first place as the Largest Company in the country followed by Gold Fields Ghana Limited as the Second Largest Company with Ghana Oil Company Limited taking the third place.
MTN Ghana was also adjudged the Highest Taxpayer for the Discretionary Award Category.
Receiving the awards, Mr Samuel Koranteng, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, said the award was an enabler and it would motivate the company to do more to continuously provide quality services to the citizenry.
The 17th Ghana Club 100 Awards was organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), on the theme: “Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship: Opportunities for Growth and Job Creation.”
It sought to recognise the best 100 companies who contributed to the growth of the country’s economy in various capacities in 2017.
Mr Kweku Kwarteng, the Deputy Minister of Finance, said the theme for the occasion was apt as it resonated with the Government’s efforts to building the needed framework and infrastructure for growth and job creation.
He said the Government was aligning itself to boosting the private sector and enhancing the image of Ghana as a destination for doing business, which was one of the focuses of the 2019 Budget.
Mr Kwarteng commended Mr Yoofi Grant, the Chief Executive Officer of the GIPC, and the staff for their relentless work to securing a significant Foreign Direct Investment into the country to boost the growth of domestic enterprises.
Mr Grant, on his part, said technology and innovation had become the new frontier of business across the globe, which was bringing benefits.
“The biggest companies in the world now are technology companies or companies who have technology and innovation at the heart of their operations,” he said.
He pledged the Centre’s continuous engagement with the current top 100 companies and seek their support through mentorship to help grow the next generation of Ghana Club 100 companies.
Olam Ghana Limited was awarded the Ghana Club 100 Best New Entrant Company, who was also adjudged the Leader in Agriculture and Agribusiness with Yesli Ice Company, voted by participants through SMS, as the Company of the Future.