AGI launches 6th Ghana Industry and Quality Awards

April 3, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com/Ghana
AGI launches 6th Ghana Industry and Quality Awards

The Association of Ghana Industries has launched the sixth edition of its Ghana Industry and Quality Awards, with a call on industrialists to pay attention to quality standards.

A new addition to the award categories this year is the Quality Ward, which is in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority and the ECOWAS Commission.

The ECOWAS Commission has been promoting quality standards in the sub-region through an award scheme where winners from selected countries compete for a sub-regional award.

The AGI Industry Awards is to reward and honour companies that have achieved outstanding success in various areas of industry and in innovation in the year under review. The awards are currently presented under 9 key categories and 21 sectors.

“I will urge you to nominate deserving companies when the call for nominations is opened in a few months’ time, Chairperson of the awards committee, Nora Bannerman-Abbot, said. “We believe that in organizing the AGI Industry Awards, we reward excellence, innovation, hard work and develop the tenet to become the benchmark for awards in Ghana.”

AGI President, James Asare-Adjei called on manufacturers to pay particular attention to quality standards to make them more competitive.

He said whilst encouraging quality standards at home, the country also needs to check the influx of substandard products, which throws local manufacturers out of business.

“I will use my industry as an example; I am in the metals industry…even though we have standards of metal thicknesses to come in, when you go to the ports, what comes in, you will be surprised,” he said.