Accra, Dec. 11, GNA - Unilever Ghana has been
adjudged the Top Expatriate Business in the country at the maiden edition of
the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards.
The company was also awarded the best in the Personal Care and Cosmetics business in Ghana at the same event.
The Ghana Expatriate Business Awards was organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry with the aim to recognize the immense contributions expatriate businesses have made to the growth and development of the Ghanaian economy.
The Ministry said has said that progress made in business in the country, over the years, has largely been supported by the inflow of foreign investment, generating much needed jobs and improving the livelihood of Ghanaians.
President of The Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo and the Sector Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, both reiterated the government’s resolve to create the necessary congenial atmosphere for the growth of the private sector to ensure that the country continues to attract more foreign interest and inflows to support developments and economic growth.
Unilever Ghana’s Managing Director, Ziobeieton Yeo, commended the government for instituting the awards scheme to recognize the contribution of the expatriate community.
He expressed the hope that it would encourage existing businesses to do more to impact the economy of the country and in the process pave the way for others to come in and create more wealth.
Mr Yeo also expressed joy that Unilever’s conscious effort to impact society positively has attracted attention and positioned her as the Top Company of the year and Best in the Personal Care & Cosmetic business as well.
‘Our business model which emphasizes making Sustainable Living a commonplace, also ensures that we are not just a profit - making entity, but also a business that has a conscience. We have expressed ourselves through a number of social missions, touching millions of lives and we want to continue to impact the communities we do business in for a long time to come.’
The Ghana Expatriate Business Awards event saw many companies in the Banking and Finance, Construction, Tourism & Hospitality, Energy, Marketing, Aviation and Oil & Gas, among others, being awarded for their contribution towards the growth and development of the Ghanaian economy.