Business News of 2014-07-28

AAG inducts new officers

The Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) last Saturday inducted a 16-member Executive Council into office with a two-year mandate. The new council is headed by the Chief Executive of Innova DDB Ghana, Joel Edmund Nettey as its president, Mansah Anowa, Vice-President and Martin Osei, Treasurer.

Ten other individuals and companies elected as members into the Executive Council were also inducted into office by High Court Judge Justice Mrs. Naa Adoley Azu. They also took the Oath of Office and Secrecy at a dinner held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.

Speaking at the ceremony, Joel Nettey promised to act with integrity, probity, accountability and transparency in pursuit of their business objectives. He also pledged their commitment to ensure the needs of all interest groups in the association, including media agencies, outdoor companies, production houses, creative agencies and individual members are met.

Mr. Nettey also urged members to participate in the International Advertising Association Africa Congress being hosted by AAG in Accra this year. The conference dubbed “Africa Rising – The New Consumer Generation” starts from November 12 to 14.

Meanwhile, President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), James Asare-Adjei underscored the need for the government to adopt targeted tax policy to discourage the importation of raw materials to encourage local businesses.

“Our manufacturing sector, which forms an important nexus in our industrial cluster, has often borne the brunt of the influx of imports” he added. Mr. Asare-Adjei urged AAG encourage the promotion of made-in-Ghana goods because “our local brand deserves a prime airtime and space in our supermarkets and can compete with the foreign brands when the necessary attention is given”.

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