Nominations for the Made in Ghana @ 60 Business Quality Awards, scheduled for September, on the theme: “Celebrating 60 years of business quality and development in Ghana,” have opened.It is being organised by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), under the auspices of the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance, with endorsement from Ghana Standard Authority.
The Made in Ghana Business Quality Awards 2017 recognises business icons representing the 10 regions, companies, products, and services that have met the standards of quality, deserving of praise and commendation from consumers and the public.
A statement issued by Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, Founder and CEO of EFG said 35 most celebrated regional business icons and outstanding made in Ghana quality products and businesses established since independence in Ghana will be honoured to further explore the possibility of promoting made in Ghana quality products and services.
It is therefore an initiative established with the aim of promoting the use of quality and the adoption of effective quality management methodologies by Ghanaian enterprises in improving industrial competitiveness.
The Ghana@60 edition of Made in Ghana Business Quality Awards provide for six categories of award: Ghana@60 Regional Business Icons of the Year, Diamond Jubilee Business Quality Award Golden Jubilee Business Quality Award, Silver Jubilee Business Quality Award and Made in Ghana Products Quality of the Year Award.
The Regional Business Icon of the year assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters; a business executive who is a native of the region and has contributed in the social economic and business development in a community since independence, offering a point of difference from competitors.
The Ghana@60 Business Quality awards assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters; a registered business in Ghana that has demonstrated overall service quality, competitiveness and innovation since independence, offering a point of difference from their competitors.
The Made in Ghana quality products of the year award assessment criteria will be based on the basis of four parameters that demonstrate overall product superior quality, product labeling/packaging, product competitiveness and product standard certification (ISO 9001:2008 certification offering a point of difference from their competitors.