Sterling International Limited, producers of coating systems for the automotive, industrial and marine industry has won the Best Export Excellence Award at the 11th Ghana- Africa Business Awards Dinner held in Accra.
The Platinum Award adds to a collection of export excellence awards won by the company in recent years, in recognition of its immense contribution to the development of the export sector in Ghana.
It is also in recognition of its role in promoting intra African trade. Sterling International exports auto refinish paints and coatings to most West and Central African countries.
The annual awards event which was organised by Top Brass Ghana Ltd under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, seeks to promote investment and motivate entrepreneurs to focus on intra African trade as a key to Africa’s economic growth and development.
Mrs. Lulama Xingwana, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Ghana, in her keynote address, bemoaned the low level of trade among African Countries, and called for a vibrant regional trading region.
She, therefore, stressed the need for trade barriers to be removed, saying increased trade among African countries remained “a necessity for the growth of our economies.”
Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, who was represented by Mr. Eric Owusu Boateng, Director of Africa Bureau of the Ministry, commended the award winners for their achievement and urged others to emulate their performance for the benefit of the country and Africa in general.
By Times Reporter