Second in the rankings was Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) followed by Golden Star Resources, Total Petroleum Ghana and Ecobank Ghana, in that order.
UniBank emerged sixth, whilst Zenith Bank came seventh, Newmont Ghana Gold was eighth, Ramel Business Services Limited came ninth and Cal Bank took the 10th position. Other companies followed to the hundredth position.
Themed, “Manufacturing, steering Ghana’s development,” this year’s event was graced by President John Dramani Mahama.
President Mahama commended the companies for excelling in their respective disciplines, adding that government has demonstrated commitment to dialogue with captains in the business arena to grow the sector.
Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, said whilst the event was aimed at introducing a system of ranking of the top 100 companies in Ghana, it encourages and nurtures the private sector to develop and grow to compete internationally.
The GIPC honoured top 100 businesses and also the leading companies in each of the strategic sectors, such as best company in agriculture and agribusiness; financial services; information and communication technology; services; infrastructure; petroleum and mining services; manufacturing; tourism; health; and education.
This year’s event witnessed special awards for outstanding business performers in selected categories, including corporate social responsibility and the highest tax paying company.
“The centre believes that as Ghana continues to see itself as Africa’s golden gateway to a safe and secure investment destination for investors across the globe, it is incumbent on us to encourage the private sector operators to ensure that their operations do not appear to be at variance to internationally acceptable practices,” she said.
Mrs. Trebarh said the GIPC as the lead investment promotion agency in the country had, over the few years. prioritise the manufacturing sector as a major opportunity area for both local and foreign companies.
She said the manufacturing sector holds an important role in linking all economic activities in the country to stimulate growth and create jobs.