The dead line for the entries to be nominated for the Ghana most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs is 31st January 2016.
A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr Ato Sam Gaisie, Founder and President of EFG said the award recipients would be honoured at a dinner scheduled for April, at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.
The theme for the 2016 awards is: “The role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth and Private Sector Development.”
EFG launched the awards in 2010 to recognise outstanding Ghanaian and non- Ghanaian permanent resident entrepreneurs to serve as motivation for budding entrepreneurs in sustaining economic growth and generating employment in Ghana.
The key objectives of the awards are to reward the best entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian business community, by showcasing the business leaders and contemporary entrepreneurial spirit and also inspire other Ghanaians to undertake the entrepreneurship path of success.
Entrepreneurs continue to be the engine of growth in Ghana and it is vitally important that their efforts and contributions be recognised, encouraged and celebrated, the statement said.
It said the judging criteria would include an assessment of entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance and growth, vision and innovation, personal integrity and commitment, strategic marketing and corporate social responsibility involvement in Ghana’s economic growth.
A panel of judges would be invited to review the nominations and decide winners in the various categories.
The Personality award categories are: Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Lifetime Entrepreneur Achievement, International Entrepreneur, Business Group Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur.
Enterprises award categories are: Outstanding Entrepreneur in Manufacturing and Micro/Small Industry, Agri-Business, Banking and Finance Cosmetics and Toiletries Pharmaceutical and Health care, Petroleum and Gas
Others are Food and Beverages, Road Transport, Automotive, Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Electrical Engineering, Property and Real Estate Development, Building and Construction. Education, Information Technology and Telecommunication.
Entrepreneur’s Corporate Supportive Award Categories are: Entrepreneur’s Supportive Banking and Non-Banking Institutions of the Year, Insurance, Telecommunication, Petroleum, Health and Medical Service Organizations of the Year Award 2015 for their role in providing quality and friendly services to entrepreneurs.
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