Entrepreneur Foundation Of Ghana (EFG), In Collaboration with Ghana Standards Authority, has opened nominations for the maiden edition of Ghana-Made Products Awards 2015, scheduled for October August 2015.
The award will provide the platform for improving Ghana-made Products, as well as create awareness, loyalty, recognition and prestige for the goods.
The Ghana-Made Products Awards will make consumers aware of new and quality products manufactured in the country.
A statement issued in Accra yesterday and signed by the Founder and President of EFG, Mr. Ato Gaisie, and made available to the Daily Graphic, said the event was about showcasing Ghanaian products to the citizenry across the country.
“Despite the numerous challenges that the local industry is facing, its biggest challenge has to do with the unfair competition form low quality imported goods on the Ghanaian market, which is holding back the advancement of the private sector and economic growth of the country. These awards are to facilitate the sale of local products to save the economy” the statement said.
Specific products that are adjudged by the consuming public as embody the highest standard of quality will receive the best Ghana-Made Product Awards.
Consequently, entries will be for locally manufactured products and be scored based on product excellence and quality; product value; product leadership; product features; product benefit and sustainability.
The categories include: product of the year; Emerging product; Innovative products; assembled products; Mineral & Sachet Water; Food & Beverages; Textile & Garments; and Building Materials.
Others are: Pharmaceuticals/Herbal medicine; Rubber and Plastics products; Toiletries and cosmetics products; Art and Craft; Wood and Furniture; Aluminum products, Electrical cable products; Telecommunications; Poultry products; Tissue & Paper Products; and Shoes and Bags.
Nominations for Made in Ghana Hall of Fame Awards open
Nominations for the “Made in Ghana Hall of Fame Awards” have opened in Accra. As part of the fifth anniversary celebration of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), twenty five most outstanding products and services in Ghana will be inducted into the highest award presented by the organization.
The awards, to be held in October this year, on the theme “Nationalism, The key to Social and Economic Development” will honor and induct 25 most celebrated and outstanding made in Ghana products and services into the Hall of Fame for the production of unique products and the delivery of efficient services.
The Awards, an initiative of Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana (EFG), is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and endorsed by Ghana Standards Authority.
The MIG Hall of Fame honor is a shortlisted of celebrated Made in Ghana products and services which has exhibited excellence in manufacturing practices and standards. Those nominated will be evaluated on their contribution to service delivery achievements in creating economic and social values.
Patronage of made in Ghana products and services
Speaking at the launch, the President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), organizers of the event, Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, said the purpose of the award is to expose Ghanaian indigenous products and services to all citizens in the country in an effort to create awareness and promote made in Ghana products and services and also increases the products credibility on international markets.
He advised Ghanaians to patronise made-in-Ghana goods and services to save the cedi from further depreciation, adding that “if we patronise made-in-Ghana products, importation of products would be reduced and we can create more jobs in Ghana.
Per the voting rules this year, 80 per cent of the votes have been assigned to the public while a panel of experts would possess 20 per cent of the voting rights.
The assessment criteria for the awards include the Product Quality, Product labeling, Product Packaging, Product market sustainability and Product certification.
The three categories include the Twenty Made in Ghana Hall of fame products, Five Made in Ghana Hall of fame service organizations and five Most outstanding Personalities of the Year, including Ghanaian Personality, Industrialist, Civil and Public Service personality of the year. For more information call 0505299858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com