Business News of 2013-12-10

AGI recognises GhanaMade

GHANAMADE COMPANY Limited, a leading private company that focuses on promoting and marketing locally produced rice and other made-in-Ghana products, was recently honoured by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) for promoting local products.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GhanaMade, Comfort Aniagyei, who received a certificate on behalf of her outfit at the awards noted: “For us as a company, we are delighted to note that our performance over the last five years since our establishment has caught the attention of the AGI. This has really come to us as a pleasant surprise and I must say that this will further spur us to do a lot more in marketing and promoting made-in-Ghana products.

Announcing that her outfit has opened 15 outlets currently in two regions, she said plans were far advanced to open more outlets in other parts of the country.

According to her, GhanaMade braved the storm when everything Ghanaian was held in low esteem in the country.

“Until the emergence of GhanaMade, farmers’ most pressing issues were in two folds; micro-financing to pay for production cost and also, lucrative outlets to market their produce. We, at GhanaMade, over the years have not only made available micro-finance to them to pay for their production cost but also have provided platforms for the promotion and marketing of produce in all the company’s outlets in both Greater Accra and Eastern regions.

She was particularly happy that the company’s locally produced rice, Oman Ba fragrant rice, Red Star, Odeneho Brown and Northern Star parboiled rice and other made-in-Ghana products, were being patronized on the market.

“I want to passionately appeal to Ghanaians both home and abroad and other Africans in particular and friends of Africa to continue to patronize locally manufactured products for therein lies the salvage of Africa,” she stated.

Nana Owusu Afari, president of AGI, for his part, commended GhanaMade for its role in the promotion of local products and added that the company deserved the recognition.