Ghana Corporate Summit and awards held

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By Francis COFIE

About 60 businesses were honored at the 2024 edition of the Ghana Corporate Summit and Awards (GCSA) held in Accra.

The GCSA aims at bringing together business chieftains, public sector officials, organizations and investors in the country who deserve recognition for accomplishments in their respective areas of endeavor in the current challenging economy.

The event, organized by Imperial Leo Network( ILN) was on the theme, “honoring the past, treasuring the present and shaping the future”.

Most outstanding award recipients were Oheneyere Gifty Anti, President and Founder of Gifty Anti Foundation ,Best in Women Empowerment; Philip Attiapa Mensah – Founder and CEO of PAMV Legacy Estates ,Best Real Estate Company 2024; Dr Edu Muhammad, CEO of Edu Herbal Clinic, Most Outstanding Herbal Clinic 2024; Genau Ghana limited, Best Manufacturer of Financial Equipment and Nakasky Company Limited, Best in Information Technology.

It was attended by Corporate Executives, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Nananom, Journalists, officials of Imperial Leo Network and Special Guests among other dignitaries.
For their prize, they received a plaque, a citation and a sash.

In a welcome address, the Group CEO of Imperial Leo Network, the organisers of the GCSA, Dr. Paul Boachie – Ansah indicated that the importance of inspiring Ghanaian business brands to integrate and to innovate Ghanaian products and services was key to raising revenue for national development.

He stated that government proposed budget statement and economic policies have strategies for increasing revenue by widening the tax net and that Ghana can use tax policy to increase revenue while supporting business growth and industry competitiveness.
According to him, revenues can be increased through greater compliance across all the tax handles, reduction of tax evasion and through enhancing the capacity of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to mobilize revenue effectively for national development.

Dr. Boachie – Ansah emphasized that all award winners have distinguished themselves exceptionally in Ghana’s business sphere while congratulating them for their outstanding achievements.

“Once you have been nominated for these awards, you are a great achiever so be encouraged to do better at thriving in the area of business you find yourself “, he said.
He commended the award winners for their exemplary professional and personal achievements which have propelled them to become a growing force in the community of corporate Ghana.

Dr Prince Kojo – Hilton, Founder of Global Art Connect, a panelist at the summit urged actors in the creative arts industry to acquire the necessary professional skills for effective practice and growth.
He implored individuals in the creative arts industry to come out with robust measures of effectively showcasing their talents and presenting themselves in a compelling manner to attract attention globally.

The Pan African Art Ambassador indicated that It is imperative for industry players to engage individuals with a strong understanding of business principles at every stage of the value chain to ensure success and profitability.

He stated that the creative arts industry in Ghana is on an upward trajectory with increasing recognition and support both locally and internationally, adding that continued investment and strategic initiatives are essential for its sustainability and growth.
“As a USA Presidential Service Center International Film Festival Chairperson, it was essential for me to utilize my expertise to contribute to the growth and success of the industry”, he stated.

Two of the  awardees, Dr.Edu Muhammad and Mr. Paul Attiapa Mensah commended the organizers for noble event saying that it would spur them on to greater heights to impact g.
Dr. Muhammad said a major challenge facing the herbal medication industry was the numerous taxes imposed on production materials while calling on government to support the sector with production units in every region to boost production for societal good.

On his part, Mr. Mensah lamented the adverse effects of the unstable currency across the business landscape while calling for appropriate measures to reverse the situation.

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