Nominations for the eighth edition of the ‘Made in Ghana Awards and Exhibition-2021’ have opened in Accra.
The Made in Ghana Awards-2021 is about seeking the pride of Ghanaian indigenous most-celebrated personalities, high quality products, and Ghanaian-owned organisations, Culture, Art and Tourism in an effort to create awareness and promote the pride of Ghana.
The Made-in-Ghana Awards 2021 is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Ghana Standards Authority. Award winners will be honored at a gala dinner scheduled for Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, at 6.00pm in Accra on the theme ‘Building Ghanaian Brands to Compete in a Global Market’, under the distinguished patronage of Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture as the Special Guest of Honour.
The key objective of the award is to campaign on promoting the pride of Ghana, market quality Ghanaian products, Ghanaian-owned companies, service organisations, Culture, Art and Tourism in an effort to create awareness, reward the best industries and service organisations, provide a boost to the business’s profile and reputation, reduce importation and the cedi’s depreciation under the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, provide a platform for consumers to patronise Made in Ghana products and services, and also encourage local industries to make significant improvements in service quality, product quality and innovation to meet the challenge of international standards.
The Product assessment criteria will be based on the basis of four parameters which demonstrate overall product superior quality, product labelling/packaging, product competitiveness and product standard certification.
The Service assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters which demonstrate overall service quality, competitiveness and innovation.
The categories include: The Pride of Ghana Awards, Best Industrialist, Personality of the Year, Young Personality, Public Officer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year; Product of the year, Product of the Decade, Most Popular product, Emerging product, Manufacturing Industry, Indigenous product, Mineral Water, Food & Beverages, Tissue & Paper Products, Textiles & Garments and Building Materials.
Other products are: Pharmaceuticals/Herbal, Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic, Rubber and Plastics, Toiletries and Cosmetics, Aluminum products, Antiseptics and Disinfectants.
Others service categories are: Insurance Pride of Ghana Award, Banking Pride of Ghana Award, Construction Pride of Ghana Award, Textiles Pride of Ghana Award, Print Media Pride of Ghana Award, Business Newspaper of the Year, Bank of the Year, Real Estate, Ghanaian-owned organisation, State-owned organisations; Telecommunication, Financial and non-financial services; Health Service, Information Technology, Printing and stationery companies supporting Ghanaian economic development and job creation.