The Paa Grant Medal for Business Excellence (PGM) which seeks to give a platform to empower businesses and emulate and adopt the footprint and business stints of George Alfred Grant comes off today Friday, August 4, 2023, at the Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel.
The event was instituted by the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC), will provide a multi-sectoral platform for sharing and exchanging ideas, opinions, and thought on the investment opportunities and challenges in the Africa industrial sector.
The 2023 edition of the Paa Grant Medals for Business Excellence ceremony is themed: “The Potential of Trade and Industries for Sustainable Development.”
The event serves as a benchmark for businesses in the region to contribute meaningfully for business growth and development of the country.
The core of the business expo is to pursue and successfully entrench the potential benefits of Business and Sustainability through measures such as value addition, Tax Incentives on Industries, Foreign Direct Investment, Local Direct Investment, Export Development and Promotion, Export Formalization, Alternative Financing/Investment for Industries.
It is aimed at implementing strategies for accelerated growth in business industry in addition to assuring resilience on all fronts and at all times Africa’s economic bedrock.
In addition to the awards that will be presented to well deserved to personalities in the country, the summit will involve speeches, presentations, and panel discussion on various business industries related topics focused on the theme.
It shall comprise 4 main sections, namely; the Potential of Business for Sustainable Development, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Business and Investment, Business Industry Trading and Export Formalization.
Some of the personalities that will grace the occasion include; the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the CEO of EPA, Dr. Henry Kokofu, Minister of Trade and Industries, Hon. K.T. Hammond, Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, Minister for Public Enterprises, Mr. Mark Badu Aboagye, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Others are Mr. Reginald Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Professor Alexander Dodoo, Director General of Ghana Standard Authority, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, CEO of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, officers from WRCC, MMDCES, Nananom and other top personalities.
George Alfred Grant, as popularly called, was a merchant and politician on the Gold Coast. As a renowned businessman who commenced his business career apprenticeship programme at age 17.
He thrived as a timber merchant, with a prosperous export business, at a time when European companies subjugated the trade.
His trade put him in a pole position to witness the unfair practices that both the indigenous workforce and local players in business suffered at the hands of the colonial authorities.
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew O. A. Dadzie