The Association of Ghana Industries has awarded over twenty companies and industries for their outstanding achievements and their immense contribution to the development of Ghana`s economy.
This year`s event had seven award categories and 21 sector awards.
Some of the sector awards included, Automobile Sector Awards, Agribusiness, Electricals and Electronics, Oil and Gas, and Pharmaceuticals, among others.
In his keynote address, the President of the AGI, James Asare-Adjei called on government to as a matter of urgency reconsider the Trade Liberalization policies and also address the problem of multiplicity of taxes that affect members of the AGI.
He argued that the nature of the policy is gradually turning Ghana into a heavily import dependent economy, a situation he says is very worrying to local industries.
He also pointed out, “it is obvious that local industries are experiencing numerous challenges, to mention a few, access and cost of credit, high and unbearable electricity tariffs to industry, stiff competition to imported product”.
He added, “we have increasingly become an import dependent economy
I believe we must reconsider our trade liberalization policies which seems to give unlimited access to all kinds of imports into our markets. The challenges of globalization emanating from the keen competition from imported goods keep on eroding the competitiveness of local industries”.
Below is the list of Award Winners
CFAO Ghana motors
- Electricals & Electironics
Tropical Cables and Conductor Ltd.
- Food Sector
Pioneer Food Cannery
- Brewery & Beverage
- Financial Services
- Nallem Clothing
- Hospitality & Tourism Center
- Metals, Building & Construction
Wire Weaving Ghana Ltd.
- Oil & Gas
Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd.
Dannex Pharmaceuticals Company
- Printing & Stationary
- Rubber & Plastics sector
Sikaf Ghana Ltd.
- Business Promotion & Consulting
Invest in Africa
- Social Enterprise
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Young Enterprise Company of the Year
- Fastest Growing Company of the Year
- Best Company Employer
Jospong Group of Companies
- Best Practices in Sustainable Manufacturing Award
Unilever Ghana Ltd.
- Most Environmentally Compliant Award.
- Overall Best Industrial Award
Pioneer Food Cannery