Dr Nortey Omaboe, the Executive Chairman of the Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), has been adjudged the Best ICT and Trade Facilitation Chief Executive Officer at the Eighth Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards (GECE) in Accra.
The GECE is an exclusive award, which focuses on recognising outstanding entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have positively impacted the economic growth of Ghana.
Organised by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, the GECE is executed in collaboration with the Trade and Industry and Finance ministries and has, for the past eight years, become a platform for recognising life transforming initiatives of entrepreneurs and corporate executives within the private and public sectors.
Dr Omaboe, in response to the award, said he was humbled and encouraged to continue to lead his team of professionals at GCNet, as pacesetters in the e-solutions space, to champion the deployment of innovative robust e-applications to impact the economy.
He said the e-solutions, so far, deployed by GCNet were a clear evidence of innovations tested and fully operational to ensure good quality content on the back of creative and excellent service delivery, integrity and professionalism to create value for the country.
Mr Ato Gaisie, the President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, said the award formed a crucial part of a nationwide corporate entrepreneurship campaign to celebrate excellence and enhance development.
He said entrepreneurs occupied a central position in a market economy, activating and stimulating economic activity and, therefore, the need to tap their entrepreneurial energies to create opportunities for wealth.
Mr Philip Oti-Mensah, the Managing Director of OmniBank and lead partner for the event, commended organisers of the award to recognise and honour entrepreneurs and corporate executives whose activities had helped to create jobs and add value to society.
This year’s GECE was in collaboration with the Omnibank and supported by GCNet, Anowah Afrique Company Limited, Barclays Bank Ghana, GOIL and Commerz Savings and Loans among others.
Other personalities who recognised include the Minister of Education, Hon. Matthew Prempeh, Registrar-General, Mrs. Jemima Oware, Chief Executive Officer of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Felix Anyah, Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mr. Paul Ansah Asare and the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Madam Yolanda Cuba.