GIPC Commends Private Sector –

The award winners

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has commended the private sector for their resilience during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the Ghana Club 100 awards held in Accra over the weekend, the GIPC boss said the immense support by the private sector contributed significantly in saving the Ghanaian economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The private sector in Ghana has had to change significantly to accommodate the exigencies of the pandemic. Entrepreneurs and businesses were compelled to seek out and adopt new strategies to modify their business operations to remain productive and stable,” he said.

Mr. Grant said the silver lining at the edge of the cloud of COVID -19, was the ignition of the innovative spirit leading to the development of numerous novel approaches to addressing the essential needs of the society and critical sectors of the economy.

“From the way, work was conducted to where work was conducted; it is safe to say that virtual work and other innovations have become the new normal,” he said.

Senior Advisor to President Akufo-Addo, Yaw Osafo Maafo, said the country will recover from the global shocks if the private sector attracts more investments into Ghana.

“As a catalyst to the Ghanaian economy, the private sector has done very well and with more investments more can be done to fight any external shocks,” he said.

 

Winners

Zeepay Ghana was adjudged the best company in Ghana at the 19th edition of the Ghana Club 100 Awards organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC).

The fintech company topped a ranking of the best companies in Ghana beating competition from Newmont Ghana Gold Limited and Multipro Limited, which came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The rankings were based on vigorous exercise that focused on size, profitability and growth of companies in the year under review.

Other companies were awarded for contributing to the success of the Club 100 awards.

The Ghana Club 100 is an annual compilation of 100 outstanding companies in Ghana’s business landscape, with the goal of honouring and rewarding businesses that are making remarkable accomplishments in their respective business fields.

This year’s event was on the theme “Ghana’s Private Sector, A Catalyst For Post-Pandemic Economic Transformation.”

 

BY Jamila Akweley Okertchiri