The third “Made in Ghana” Awards (MIGA) 2015, has nominated a number of premium quality Ghanaian industries for honours at a ceremony scheduled for October this year, at the Banquet Hall, State House.
Fifteen of the premium quality products and service organisations would be inducted into the prestigious “Made in Ghana Hall of Fame”, while another 10 would be selected for awards as “Made in Ghana” Products and Services of the Year’ for their exceptional contribution to the development of the private sector in creating economic and social values.
The event, which is an initiative of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), is being organised under the auspices of the ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance, with support from the Ghana Standards Authority on the theme, “Nationalism, the key to social and economic development”.
These were contained in a release signed by Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, president, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, and copied The Ghana News Agency (GNA).
“The ‘Made in Ghana Awards’ is basically to honour locally made products and wholly Ghanaian owned service industries which have exhibited excellence in premium products and service quality over several years,” it said.
The release explained that MIGA was meant to create awareness, provide a boost to business profile and reputation, as well as increase the credibility of products and services in both international and local markets.
“The key objective of the awards is a campaign to provide the platform for Ghanaian consumers to patronise Ghanaian made products and also encourage local service industries to make significant improvements in service quality, service delivery and innovation to meet the challenges of international standards.”
It further explained that the consumer survey assessment criteria for the manufacturing industry selection was based on the basis of five parameters that demonstrate overall product premium quality, labelling, packaging,competitiveness and standard certification, offering a point of difference from competitors.
The assessment criteria for the service industry selection was also based on the basis of four parameters that demonstrate overall service quality, delivery, competitiveness and innovation.
The categories include Made in Ghana Hall of Fame Products and Services, Products and Services of the Year and Emerging Products and Services of the Year.