GhCCI to hold first Ghana Construction Industry Excellence Award, Sept 10

The Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry (GhCCI) will hold its first ever “Ghana Construction Industry Excellence Awards” ceremony to recognise creativity, innovation and good governance in the country’s construction and built industry.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to be the guest of honour at the event scheduled for September 10.

The event would be preceded by a two-day National Infrastructure Summit and  an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to take stock of progress, challenges and  the way forward as well as to foster partnership and synergy with government, manufacturers, suppliers in the construction sector.

Speaking with the Ghanaian Times in an interview in Accra yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GhCCI, Emmanuel Cherry Awusanya, said the choice of the President as guest of honour was on the basis of his vision and transformational flagship programme of One District-One Factory (1D1F), One Village-One Dam (1V1D), Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), Agenda 111 Districts and Regional Hospitals, 2021 Year of Roads, Affordable Housing Projects.

 The event according to Mr Awusanya, which would be the single largest gathering of industry players, would create a platform for acquiring knowledge on the introduction of new and modern trends of Technological methods, current equipment and products for efficiency,  performance and Business engagements among others.

 “It is our conviction that discussions at the conference will certainly enhance the policy initiatives of the construction industry in executing the government’s 1D1F, 1D1V, Agenda 111 Districts and Regional Hospitals, 2021 Year of Roads, Affordable Housing Project as well as taking advantages of the introduction of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area as a sector,” Mr Awusanya stated.

According to him, the 2021 infrastructural summit promised to be the single largest gathering of professional institutions, academia, trade and artisanal associations in the Built Environment and captains in the construction sector of the country.

 The awards, Mr Awusanya indicated, had a range of categories suited for the various institutions, groups, associations and companies to tell their success stories.

These include Outstanding Excellence Leadership Award; Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry Award; Construction Group of Companies of the Year; Manufacturing in Construction Services Company of the Year; and  Distinguished Construction Friendly Bank of the Year Award.

The rest are Construction Equipment Supplier of The Year; Local Content and Green Building Award; Best Foreign Construction Company of the Year; Distinguished Construction Friendly Insurance Company of the Year Award, Construction Company of the Year and Construction Woman of Excellence of the Year.

Mr Awusanya said the time “to honour our very own hardworking and distinguished construction industry players is now than ever.”

The GhCCI is a 14-member body of professional institutions, academia, trade and artisanal associations within the built environment.

BY NORMAN COOPER

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