KNUST wins 2020 Enactus Ghana national competition

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Once a year, a select group of students, academic leaders and businesses from across the country gather together to showcase how their entrepreneurial efforts and collective innovative ideas are transforming lives and creating a better future for people in their communities and beyond.

A hearty congratulation to the Enactus team of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The competition was scheduled for opening, semi-final and final round leagues respectively. It was keenly contested by 10 University teams namely; University of Ghana, Legon, University College of Management Studies,  University for Development Studies-Tamale, University for Development Studies-Navrongo, Tamale Technical University,  Central University College, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, University of Mines and Technology, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.  Four schools made it to the finals with KNUST bagging the first position, UCOMS – 1st runner up, UDS, NAVRONGO – 2nd runner up and UG – 4th place.

This year the Enactus National Competition took a twist to adjust to the New Normal as all 10 teams held a virtual competition presenting over 16 projects. The Enactus Maiden Virtual Exposition attracted over 22,000 virtual attendees representing over 400% increase in attendance over the last 2 decades of the existence of the competition. It is imperative to know that this reach excludes twitter and Instagram viewership.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology presented outstanding and cutting-edge projects such as the ‘Well-Fed Project’  which is targeted at providing farmers with 21st-century farming methods;  ‘efishent project’ which designed an efficient fish storage facility for some fishing communities and the ‘ReL Project’  which created a comprehensive virtual platform for the deaf, one of its kind in the history of Ghana.

Other awards included

  1. Best Alumni of the Year Award – Bucky Evans, Enactus Alumni
  2. Alumni Essay Competition Award – Linda Afua Apkohor, GIMPA
  3. Best Faculty Advisor Award – Mr. Heshbon Opata, Enactus UCOMS
  4. Best Team Leader Award – Georgina Kwartemaa Boamah, Enactus KNUST
  5. Favourite Team Leader Award – Theophilus Delali Dumenyo, Enactus KNUST
  6. Partner Champion Award – Absa Ghana
  1. Most Innovative Project – FAMA’s Voice, Enactus GIMPA

Enactus is a student organization that brings together college students, academic professionals and industry leaders to focus on a shared mission of creating a more sustainable world through entrepreneurship. Team members contribute their time and talent to projects that improve the lives of people around the globe.

The National Champion, KNUST is expected to represent Ghana at the first-ever Enactus Virtual World cup in September 2020. The team will join over 36 countries worldwide for this competition.

The Enactus Ghana Competition was proudly sponsored by KPMG Ghana and absa Ghana.

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