Miss Yankson Wins Second GOIL-CIMG Entrepreneurial & Innovation Awards
The second edition of the Ho Technical University GOIL – CIMG Entrepreneurial Marketing And Innovation Awards came off on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, with Miss Evelyn Benyiwaa Yankson, emerging Winner.
The event held at the G.M Afeti Auditorium, saw Miss Yankson, an immediate past student of Hospitality and Tourism Management beat off competition from six other student entrepreneurs in a business pitching competition assessed by a 5-member panel with expertise in business management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
For her prize, she received an amount of GHc 7,000.00 to scale up her pancake premix business with the the brand name, ‘WAYO’.
Miss Emmanuella Mawuyram Anyomi, placed second with her ‘Brew-Lovers’ business pitch and took home an amount of GHc6,000.00.
Other participants include, Jonathan Kalai of Joekal Engineering Consult, Susan Eyram Ziorklui of Kings Cuisine, Kendell Elizabeth Mantey of Lednek Beverages, Sandra Cudjoe of Jasac Enterprise, as well as Felix Xoakpe Aditse, Peter Adzor and Prince Amezugbe Kumah, all of Digital Security Services.
The award, jointly instituted by indigenous Oil Marketing Company, GOIL and Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) in March 2019, is aimed at empowering the youth in local entrepreneurial developments and initiatives among tertiary institutions in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the sponsors, the Head of Corporate Affairs Director, at GOIL, Mr. Marcus Deo Dake, expressed his excitement about the enthusiasm and level of seriousness Ho Technical University attaches to the award scheme.
He added that HTU is the only technical university which has implemented and utilise the funds allocated for the scheme.
He also commended the University management for sustaining the initiative and assured them of the continous support of the sponsors.
Dr. Ametefee Normanyo, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, who doubles as the awards planning committee chairman, said the competition was an avenue to challenge students to come up with unique creativity to address identified challenges in the society. He added that the project also affords students the opportunity to develop all requisite business skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive business environment.
Prof. Ben Q. Honyenuga, the Vice-Chancellor, in a remark urged students and participants to strive for excellence in their fields of endeavours and success will inevitably follow them. He expressed his utmost gratitude to the sponsors of the award for their commitment to supporting the HTU project to realize its desired objective.
Source: HTU-Public Affairs Office