Some nominated indigenous Made in Ghana Products have been shortlisted to receive Pride of Ghana honours at the maiden edition of the Ghana Made Product Awards and Exhibition 2012 on the theme ?Patronising Ghana Made Products, the Gateway to Economic Development?.

The Ghana Made Product Awards and Exhibition is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG} and endorsed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Finance and Ghana Standards Authority. The Product winners will be announced at the 1st Ghana Made Product Awards on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at the State Banquet Hall.

In a statement issued in Accra and signed by Sam Ato Gaisie, its President/Founder, said ?We must all show patriotism and participate in the well-being and financial stability of our nation, and make conscious efforts to buy Made in Ghana products — including the consumption of Made in Ghana food and beverages in our Homes, Board Meetings and official functions in order to save indigenous Ghanaian industries from collapsing.

The award is about seeking the Pride of Ghanaian indigenous products and exposing them to Ghanaians across the country in an effort to create awareness, promote and build product loyalty to save the economy and move it to international level.

The official product nominees shortlisted are: Interplast HDPE Gas Pipe; Latex Foam Orthopedic Mattress; REROY 4.0mm Conduit Cable; M & G Pharmaceuticals Zintab 10 & 20 mg; Special Ice Mineral Water; Neat Fufu; GIHOC Takai & Madingo Bitters; Nkulenu Palm Wine Bottled & Palm Soup Bas; Poly Tank; and Everpack Akwaaba Tissue & Toilet Roll.

Other products nominated are: rlg Uhuru Tablet-Laptop; Central Wood Furniture; Accents & Arts Metal Balustrades & Furniture; Duraplast Septic Tank & Durablock-water filled plastic barriers; Qualiplast Waste bins & Multi Purpose Crates; Chocho Cream & Hair Food; Nsawam Cannery Pineapple Juice; Getrade Village Fresh Alata Samina; Agbeve Herbal Tonic; Nallem Afrocentric Clothing; Samba Shito in Sachets 25g & Samba KFC Shito in Sachet 12g; Msimps Hand bags; Horseman Men?s Shoes; Freehand Studio Paintings; Horbs Smart Look Spray Starch, Horbs Pure Hygiene; and BBC Leyland Paints.

The product categories include: Best Product of the Year; Lifetime Product; Emerging Product; Assembled Products; Innovative Products; Natural Mineral Water product; Food & Beverages; Clothing & Garments; Building Materials; Footwear and Handbags.
Others are: Pharmaceuticals/Herbal Products; Rubber and Plastics; Toiletries, Laundry and Detergents; Cosmetics; Art and crafts; Wood and Metal; Electrical & Electronics; Tissue & Paper.

Products entered in the above-mentioned will be scored against six parameters that demonstrate overall Product Excellence and Quality, Product Content (local materials), Product Innovation, Product Leadership and Benefit to the Consumer, Product Value and Packaging.

Product Certification is from the Ghana Standards Authority or Food and Drugs Authority.


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