The President and Founder of Regent-Ghana was over the weekend conferred with the Best Entrepreneur Education Award at the 2nd UT Bank Ghana Entrepreneur Awards 2011 ceremony held on Saturday, 21 April, at the State Banquet Hall, Accra.
The yearly-held event which recognises outstanding achievements of Ghanaian and foreign resident entrepreneurs in Small, Medium and Large-Scale Enterprises (SMLEs), is an initiative of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Entrepreneur Magazine and Deloitte and Touche.
The theme for this year’s awards event was “Unleashing Entrepreneurial Capabilities to Meet the Global Challenges of the 21st Century” and saw over 30 entrepreneurs honoured at a ceremony attended by captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps and a host of other dignitaries.
The President and Founder won the prize in the education category in recognition of his successful educational achievements, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit.
Present at the event to receive the award on behalf of the President and Founder was his wife, Mrs. Florence Larbi. Also present to provide support were the Vice-President, Administration and Development, Mr. Albert Amonoo, the Communications Manager, Mr. Victor C.T. Ofinam-Antwi, and Mr. Benjamin Larbi, a Technical Assistant at the Office of the President.
The Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, in a speech read on his behalf, revealed his optimism about the future of the country considering the emergence of outstanding entrepreneurs who were making phenomenal impacts in their fields.
He called for collaboration between the universities and the polytechnics to provide entrepreneurship clinics that would whip the interest of the youth in self-employment, and venture creation.
The 2nd UT Bank Ghana Entrepreneur Awards 2011 was under the distinguished chairmanship of Mr. Prince Kofi Amoabeng, CEO, UT Bank.