Ghana National Competition Highlights

Ghana National Competition Highlights
July 7, 2014 National Competitions 0 comments
  • National Champion:
    University of Ghana
  • Second Place:
    University College of
    Management Studies
  • Third Place:
    Ho Polytechnic
  • Fourth Place:
    Kwame Nkrumah University
    of Science and Technology

In preparation for the upcoming World Cup, Enactus Ghana invited a special guest to their national competition, which was held 19 and 20 June at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in Accra: H.E. Ms. Sun Boahong, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana. Not only was she on hand to help present the award to the national champion team from the University of Ghana, but she also addressed the delegates in a keynote speech. Her message of fostering entrepreneurship and embracing innovation, action and cooperation to create a brighter future resonated with all in attendance. You can read her full remarks here.

Sponsored by KPMG, ACCA, YCI, IPMC, and Hershey, this year’s Ghana National Competition attracted an impressive list of other special guests including Hon. Ras Mubarak, CEO of National Youth Authority, and Louis Addy, Technical Advisor of Giz. In addition to the competition, attendees were invited to participate in the Hershey Cocoa Forum, which explored the future of cocoa and the career opportunities available to youth, and included young entrepreneurs in the industry who shared their experiences and success stories. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Ghana hosted the ACCA Carrier Forum, which exposed students to the various carrier paths and job opportunities available as well as the different accountancy programs they can undertake. Led by Education and Development Manager Isaac Gyimah Adigu, the carrier forum also saw 100 students registering for a complimentary course in accounting with ACCA Ghana.

Eight teams participated in the two rounds of competition, judged by 30 leading executives. The University of Ghana Enactus team won the cup, impressing judges with its portfolio of projects including Cocopays, which connects cocoa farmers with valuable resources and taught them best farming practices; Korle Smiles, which trained a group of unemployed/underemployed women in the skill of liquid soap production, packaging and marketing; and Kwik Start, which helped a women’s fellowship group earn additional income and reduce their dependence on others by teaching them how to prepare, package and sell instant powdered porridge. The team will now prepare to represent Ghana in Beijing at October’s Enactus World Cup.

The competition garnered significant media coverage including Metro TV and TV3, as well as a live interview on Radio Universe 105.7FM where students from the national champion team had the chance to discuss their national competition experience.

Watch how the University of Ghana students react to being named National Champions – such passion!