Source: EFG - 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 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 shortlist 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, services
Speaking at a launch in Accra, the President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG),organisers 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 in 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 Excellence Quality, product labeling and Packaging, Others are the product value, Product sustainability and certification.
The three categories include the first 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 Man and Woman, Industrialist, Civil servant and Public servant of the year.
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