Mrs. Eunice Ankomaa Apraku Antwi, the General Manager of Samara Company Limited, producers of Sasso Insecticide Spray and Mosquito Coil has been adjudged the ‘Most Outstanding Executive’ in household products.
She won the award at the second edition of the Feminine Ghana Achievement Award ceremony held recently in Accra and organised by the Business Executive Magazine.
The citation for the award reads: “As the General Manager of Samara Group, you have played a key role in the huge success of the Sasso brand of insecticide spray and mosquito coil in the Ghanaian market. Your resourcefulness, dedication and sense of responsibility have been invaluable in building one of the best known home grown Ghanaian product brands today, and this has made you a role model for rising female executives in the manufacturing sector all around the country.”
The award seeks to identify and reward outstanding women both in the public and private sectors whose personal and professional conduct have been exemplary but whose accomplishments have not been publicly recognised.
Commenting on the award Mrs. Antwi said the award had come at a time that she least expected, however, it affirmed that her services were monitored and were considered worthy of recognition.
“I’m happy about it even though I didn’t expect it. With this award I am confident that I am doing something right to have been nominated first and winning it. I’m sure they might have noticed my ability as a functional key team player,” she said.
Mrs. Apraku Antwi disclosed that she has occupied the General Manager position of Samara Company for three years and though a very challenging post, she dared herself to discharge her duties in ways that would dispel the general notion that ‘such positions are better headed by men’.
“I dedicate this award to my entire team – both management and staff of Samara Company – whose hard work has played a part in this acknowledgment; and also to my husband, Mr. Nickson Kwame Antwi for his enormous support. I am more determined to balance my interpersonal and decisional role effectively for greater heights in the near future,” an elated Mrs. Antwi emphasised.
Asked what motivational message she has for colleague women in the sector and Ghanaian women as a whole, Mrs Antwi said, “I want to encourage women to learn to empower each other and use their creativity ability to make their contribution in the production sector successful and to make the world a better place for everyone and also for the unborn generations. Let us guard against hatefulness and envy”.
By Times Reporter