Scancom Ghana Limited, operators of the telecommunication network, MTN, has been adjudged the number one company of the year 2017 at the just ended GIPC 17th Ghana Club 100 Awards.

MTN was also named as the highest taxpayer for the year 2017.

The Ghana Club 100 Award is an annual compilation of the top 100 companies in Ghana to give due recognition to successful enterprise building and was launched in 1998 by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). The GC 100 is about corporate excellence. Companies making it into the GC 100 are to serve as role models for the private sector and provide a forum for corporate Ghana to interact with the government at a high level.

Delivering the keynote address on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, Deputy Finance minister, Kwaku Kwarteng, touted the achievements of the government for the past two years as a pillar for economic growth

“Our government is keen on developing the Ghanaian economy through the private sector hence the introduction of initiatives to support the growth of industries and creating a friendly business environment.” He said.

Mr. Kwarteng added, “Some of the initiatives include the digital addressing system, paperless ports whereby one needs no further physical examination before clearing goods as well as the reduction of agencies operating at the ports.”

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He is optimistic that the downward trend of inflation and policy rates in recent times is a clear indication that the government is on course to deliver its mandate to the people.

Also, the Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and organizer of the event, Yofi Grant, urged the award winners to leverage on the achievements to do more in the years ahead.

Top 10 Companies of the Year 2017

MTN

Goil Company limited

Goldfields Ghana Ltd

Kosmos Energy Ghana Ltd

Newmont Golden Ridge Ltd

Glico Healthcare Ltd

Olam Ghana Ltd

Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd

Glico Healthcare Ltd

Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd

Wilmar Africa Ltd

Enterprise Trustees Ghana

Other discretionary awards were given to some deserving companies as follows;

Most promising club 100 company – Glico Healthcare

Most profitable club 100 company – Multipro Private, producers of Indomie noodles

Largest company of the year – Scancom, MTN

Highest taxpayer – MTN

Best club 100 company, CSR – Standard Chartered Bank

Best new entrant – Olam Ghana

Best listed company – Bensuo Oil Palm Plantation

Company of the future 2018 – Yeslie Ice