Ghana National Competition Highlights
Quick Facts Results
- National Champion:
- Second Place:
University of Ghana
- Third Place:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Fourth Place:
University of Professional Studies
Nearly 500 supporters attended this year’s Enactus Ghana National Competition, which took place on 22-23 July at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. One of those supporters was Her Excellency Sun Baohong, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, who addressed the delegates and shared her thoughts on the strength of Ghana and China’s relationship and the potential for future growth. Her inspirational speech is a great example of how Enactus breaks down global barriers and creates opportunities for collaboration. Read more about her speech in this great article.
Other special guests, all of whom served as judges, included Sarah Shabbir, Cultural Attaché to the American Embassy, Gabriel Matsela, Dealer Operator, Ford SSA Regional Office; Amma Kwateng, Partner Sales Executive for Microsoft; Nana K. Kyeremanten, Human Resource Manager for Huawei; and Kojo Annobil, Director, Sales and Marketing for Mechanical Lloyd Co. Ltd.
Attendees also had the chance to hear from a panel of experts representing the academic, government and corporate worlds in a discussion around how to develop future entrepreneurial leaders. Moderated by Bernard Avle, Director of radio station CITIFM, the panel included Daniel Fennell, Public Affairs Counselor for the US Embassy in Ghana; Prof. Kwaku Atohene, President of Nobel International Business School; Joe Winful, former head of KPMG Ghana; and Amar Hari Deep, CEO of IPMC.
Nine teams participated in the national competition, eager to share their work in hopes of winning the champion title. In the first round, 19 judges had the difficult task of narrowing the field down to a final three teams, who then presented to 15 senior executives serving as judges as well as all attendees. In the end, the team from Tamale Polytechnic was awarded the trophy, earning the right to represent Ghana at the Enactus World Cup this October in South Africa. The team presented a number of impressive initiatives, including EDU 4 Life, Shea Business Improvement and Enactus Touching Lives. In their Shea Business Improvement project, the team focused on empowering women who work in shea butter production to boost their technical knowledge to maximize output and increase their income potential. They worked with over 2,000 women in four districts in the Northern region and more than 879 of the participants have seen an increase in their income.
In further recognition of the impact made by teams, awards were handed out for two special competitions. The University of Energy and Natural Resources won the Ford C3 Project Partnership, and the University College of Management Studies, Accra took home the prize for the Hershey Project Partnership.
Enactus Ghana put together this great video recapping their competition!
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