By Selorm GBORBIDZI & Romie AVIVI STUHL, Accra
CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant, has launched the 20th edition of the Ghana Club 100 awards, alongside Ghana’s Investment Trade Week.
The launch of the two events was done in collaboration with the MIE Group, Dubai, organizers of the China Trade Week.
The Ghana Club 100 award ceremony, which will take place on Oct 27, 2023, will celebrate Ghana’s top 100 companies based on criteria such as size, growth, engagement, and impact.
Grant said it is important to celebrate success, and the event is “an opportunity for companies to grow from good to great.”
The CEO expressed hope that the Ghana Club 100 will help create a robust foundation on which Ghana’s private sector can grow.
He noted that Ghana has been a “new champion of industrialization” and that by adding value to Ghana’s abundant resources, this industrialization may soon reach every corner of the country.
Zahoor Ahmed, the Vice President of Strategy and Partnership at MIE Group, Dubai, said the Ghana Investment Trade Week will bring a global focus to investment opportunities in Ghana.
He added that high profile entities will be in attendance which will allow attendees to network, exchange knowledge and foster partnerships.
The event, which will take place on October 23 to27, will include over 300 exhibitors and over 50 workshops.
A representative from KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory service, who served as ranking consultant for the 19th edition of the event last year, said the Ghana Club 100 is built on credibility and transparency to ensure the awards reflect the excellence of a business.
He explained that through rigorous methodology, ranking consultants collect and analyze financial data to gain a comprehensive understanding of the performance of each company. Furthermore, outcomes are then given to a third party to ensure fairness and balance.
A representative from Goldfields Ghana Limited, who won prestigious awards in last year’s Ghana Club 100 ceremony, Joshua Mortoti, said the award was not just a badge of honor, but also a boost to the business.
He added that the GIPC has a key role to play in advocating for companies that invest in Ghana. He expressed hope that the GIPC will advocate for the protection of mining and other industries which he described as being essential to Ghana’s economy.