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Its About Time We Start Creating Billionaires : Mr. Yoofi Grant, CEO GIPC

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Under the distinguished patronage of the President of the Republic Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) will continue engaging Ghanaian business being indigenous or foreign, to help create more opportunity for our business men and women abroad. Addressing journalist at the launch of the 16st edition of Ghana’s Club 100 awards  in Accra at the kempiski last Thursday, CEO of GIPC, Mr. Yoofi Grant, stated that, Its about time the country starts creating business opportunity for its people and also use that platform to create the multi billionaires we want to be in future. As the president’s main target is to make Ghana a business hub In the West African sub-region and beyond, we need to herald the private sector who have contribute massively to the economy growth of this country. These companies serve as a shining examples of what investment money can do both indigenous and foreign business in Ghana. The Ghana Club100 event was first held in March 1998 to celebrate industries who have work very hard to help transform the economy of the country. The event remains one of the flagship programs of the GIPC. It is aimed at introducing a system of ranking the top 100 companies in Ghana whilst encouraging and nurturing the private sector to develop and grow to compete internationally. The objective is to develop a database of the top 100 viable companies, as an annual “who is who” on the Ghanaian corporate business calendar and through creative media vehicles and activities, promote Ghana’s corporate capacity. It is also intended to utilize the club to gain government support and intervention to enhance the competitiveness of the Ghanaian corporate sector, team up with club members to enhance Ghana’s private sector development through strategic push and pull linkages, develop an open information culture within the corporate sector, provide incentives for improved corporate performance by recognizing the top 100 performing companies and develop uniform criteria for evaluating corporate performance. Mr. Grant also highlighted on the 16TH Edition of Ghana Club 100, which he said that Limited liability companies are encouraged to apply for event. For companies with government interest, government shares should be less than 50%, unless it is listed on the stock exchange.       Awards categories This year’s event will highlight companies and present awards in the following strategic sectors – Best Company in Agriculture and Agribusiness, Financial Services, Information and Communication Technology, Services, Infrastructure, Petroleum and Mining Services, Manufacturing, Tourism, Health and Education.   Discretionary awards which include UNICEF’s Coalition of Children’s Award (a Special Awards Category to be administered by UNICEF will be presented to the company with the most child friendly policies), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award, and the GC 100 Company of the Future Award will also be given out. CEO of GIPC, Mr Yofi Grant , lauded the continuous support of GIPC partners and sponsors for the award and  urged all companies operating in the country to subscribe to the rankings. The GC100 event was first held in March 1998. The event remains one of the flagship programs of the GIPC. It is aimed at introducing a system of ranking the top 100 companies in Ghana whilst encouraging and nurturing the private sector to develop and grow to compete internationally. The objective is to develop a database of the top 100 viable companies, as an annual “who is who” on the Ghanaian corporate business calendar and through creative media vehicles and activities, promote Ghana’s corporate capacity. It is also intended to utilize the club to gain government support and intervention to enhance the competitiveness of the Ghanaian corporate sector, team up with club members to enhance Ghana’s private sector development through strategic push and pull linkages, develop an open information culture within the corporate sector, provide incentives for improved corporate performance by recognizing the top 100 performing companies and develop uniform criteria for evaluating corporate performance.

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