The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has presented a brand new Mahindra vehicle to Samba Foods Limited, a local processing company, for becoming a member of the Ghana Club 100.
It was sponsored by Svani Group, dealers of Mahindra vehicles.
The award themed, “Company of the future” was initiated by GIPC to give recognition for small medium enterprises (SMEs) for their contribution to national development.
Presenting the vehicle, the Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, Mrs Mawuena Trebarh, said the award was also to give credit to future potential SMEs to be enlisted on the Ghana Club 100.
She said the key objective was to encourage SMEs to grow and compete with big companies on the Club 100, adding that, “this is to enable the small businesses to enjoy certain opportunities of becoming a member of the Ghana Club 100”.
She explained that the gesture was also to wipe the perception that GIPC only focus on foreign investors, recalling that, GIPC had over the years supported the activities of local producers in diverse ways.
Receiving the presentation, the Chief Executive Officer of Samba Foods Limited, Mrs Leticia Osafo-Addo, thanked GIPC for encouraging small companies to become members of Ghana Club 100.
She said Samba was recently listed under the Alternative Listing arrangement of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and since the listing, the company had received various local and international recognition.
“We would like to dedicate this award to all SMEs in the manufacturing sector,” she said.
By Bernard Benghan