Exporters honoured at President’s National Awards for Export Achievement: Wilmar crowned Exporter of the Year 2019 & 2020
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) celebrated several exporters at the Export Achievement Awards which took place at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra on Thursday, 9th December, 2022.
The CEO of GEPA, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare in her welcome remarks, expressed her appreciation to the export community for their immense contribution to the national economy.
Herbert Krapa, a Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Trade and Industry who attended the event in the stead of the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, in his address reiterated the important role the export industry was playing in sustaining the economy.
Dr. John Ampontuah Kumah, the current Member of Parliament for Ejisu and Deputy Minister of Finance who represented Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also relayed the President’s message to the exporting community, thanking them for keeping up the stride with production despite the various challenges and pledged his support in ensuring a conducive environment to continue their work.
Hosted by Mr. Jerry Adjorlolo, exporters honoured in the Silver award category included: Henacent Ltd., Kingdom Exim Ghana Ltd., Avnash Industries Ghana Ltd., Ghana Oil Palm Development Company Ltd., Takoradi Flour Mill Ltd., Poly Tanks Ghana Ltd., Royal Crown Packaging Ltd., HPW Fresh & Dry Ltd and Dasoa Company Ltd.
Gold award recipients for both 2019 and 2020 included: Dhillons Brothers Int. Ltd, Olam Agri Ghana Ltd, Kingdom Exim Ghana Ltd., Arasa Investments Ltd., Western Rod and Wire Ltd, Wilmar Africa Ltd., Crocodile Matchets Ghana Ltd., Takoradi Flour Mill Ltd., Volta Aluminum Company, Ltd., B5 Plus Ltd., Promasidor Ghana Ltd., West African Forgings Ltd., Kasapreko Company, Akosombo Industrial Company Ltd., Logs and Lumber Ltd, Carmeuse Lime Product Ghana Ltd., Jussak Ltd., Emof Exports Ventures Ltd, Dignity DTRT Ltd, Truecoco Ghana Ltd., Macks Commodities, Krishna Exports Ltd., Jayaf Ltd., Fan Milk Ltd, RMG Commodities Ltd. and Moonlight Fresco Ltd.
Platinum award recipients for 2019 and 2020 included: Azar Chemical Industries Ltd., Lion Aluminium Products Ltd, Kasapreko Company Ltd., Interplast Ltd, Sterling International Ltd., HPW Fresh & Dry Ltd., Kingdom Exim Ghana Ltd., Logs and Lumber Ltd, Latex Foam Rubber Products Ltd and Royal Crown Packaging Ltd.
The CEO of GEPA, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare presented some special awards which comprised:
- Most Diversified Exporter (2019) to Olam Agri Ghana Ltd.
- Most Diversified Exporter (2020) to Wilmar Africa Ltd.
- Youth Exporter of the Year 2020 to Solomon Ntow Wiafe
- Woman Exporter of the Year 2019 & 2020 to Salma Salifu of Dignity DTRT Ltd.
- Exporter of the Year 2019 & 2020 to Wilmar Africa Ltd.
An honourary award was also presented to Mr. Maxwell Kusi, the former Director of Research and International Cooperation for his thirty-one years of service to the organization.
Akosombo Textiles Company Ltd. was the fabric sponsor of the event.
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