Jospong group wins African prestigious awards

The Executive Chairman and founder of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has been awarded ‘The Prestige Man of the Year’ crown at the maiden African Prestigious Awards held in Accra...


The Executive Chairman and founder of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has been awarded ‘The Prestige Man of the Year’ crown at the maiden African Prestigious Awards held in Accra.

In addition, he also won an Honorary Award while some of his companies also received recognition for their achievements and impact in Ghana and Africa. In all, there were 24 meritorious and 27 honorary awards to deserving individuals and companies in their contribution towards developing Africa.

The first edition of the African Prestigious Awards was held in Accra, under the theme “Celebrating Achievers of Africa”, and is aimed at honouring and motivating individuals, institutions and countries on the continent to rise and build Africa.

Emmanuel Gyau Addo, Executive Officer of EAD Group of Companies, organisers of the glamorous award ceremony, said the award recognised and honoured 14 countries that are doing well in terms of economic development, four living heroes from these countries and finally African-owned organisations in entertainment, telecommunication, media, business & finance as well as oil and gas.

He stated that there is a cause to write the story of Africa for the world to read, instead of waiting for them to write negatives of about the continent. He appealed to the corporate world and other institutions to support the award so it can be expanded to touch more lives across Africa.

Mrs Sophia Lissah, Group Head, Communications, who received the Honourary Prestige Man of the Year Award on behalf of Dr Agyepong, said the gesture will spur him on to continue to improve the lives of people – something he has set himself to do.

“The Executive Chairman is one of the great entrepreneurs of our time who believes in having local solutions as Ghanaians and Africans to our peculiar problems, he affirms that the continent has great potential and given the opportunity and the right support and enabling environment, Ghana and for that matter Africa can move beyond aid as envisioned by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo”.

Mrs Lissah lauded the organisers of the event for the great vision which is not just targeted at Ghanaians but achievers and super-achievers all over Africa, including Heads of State.

Mr Edgar Arcos, the Chief Operating Officer of the Jospong Group, who received the Best Oil award on behalf of the company, commended the oganisers for the vision of appreciating achievers in Ghana and for recognising the hard work and dedication of the team that works in the oil and gas waste management space whose efforts won the award.

In his estimation, this will motivate the team to do even more and urged other subsidiaries in the Group and other workers to work hard, knowing that there is someone watching and will reward them on the day of reckoning.

The night, which saw a number of African Heads of State receiving honorary awards, also had other awardees including LAS Liberty School of Ghana, the brainchild of Mrs Cynthia Agyepong; OmniBank, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo, founder and leader of Kristo Asafo Church and the owner of KANTANKA automobiles; Tony Elumele of UBA and founder of Tony Elumele Foundation which gives support to young entrepreneurs across Africa; Evariste Akoumian and partners from La Cote d’Ivoire, founders of solar briefcase – SOLARPAK.

Others include Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace FM, UTV as the best TV station, Joe Mettle, Rebecca Acheampong (Becca), Rev. Luch Natasha of Kenya, Bishop Sam Owusu, Apostle Francis Amoako-Attah, Apostle Fred Osei-Annin, all of Ghana, and other internationally acclaimed actors among others.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



Related Posts

See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter

Support Stonebwoy: Shatta Wale to fans

Home and Away's 'Morag' actress dies aged 77

Kwaku Manu unfazed by his exclusion from movies

Nicki Minaj jumps into Drake’s Beef With Pusha T

Lemar Odom : Brothel owner's house burns down

Accra FM DJ gives to high-life legends

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail

Leave a reply
your email address will not be published

Featured Posts

Black Maidens drawn against host in 2018 WC opener


It’s time to produce mining inputs locally – Akufo-Addo


Retract or I sue – Asenso-Boakye to A Plus


See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


Free SHS: GHS124m released


Fuel prices to go up 3%


It’s time to produce mining inputs locally – Akufo-Addo


See the $30k b'day party Chris Brown threw his daughter


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


Fuel prices to go up 3%


Snapchat might soon offer an alternative to 'login with Facebook'


Free SHS: GHS124m released


Free SHS: GHS124m released