The maiden edition of the ‘Ghana Financial Markets Awards’, an initiative of YPAN Consult is to bring together individuals and organizations in the various industries of the country to celebrate innovation excellence .

According to the Chief Executive Officer of YPAN Consult, Oheneba Kwabena Kena the awards scheme is to “Recognize Innovation In Various Sectors”, cutting across the organisations that apply information, imagination and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customers.

Oheneba said, Innovation plays a critical role in addressing socio-economic objectives affecting positively the economic growth, environmental and social challenges. Innovation is key in business in order to meet and satisfy the needs of customers in diverse seasons”

According to Mr. Oheneba Kena, the nominations will be handed over to technical team for validation and then the Awarding board, who will do the shortlisting. The awards, which has huge media awareness will showcase innovation excellence in Ghana’s industries and sectors to the global stage.

He stated that the awards has a high rate of credibility since all the procedures are online and judged by a technical team and an eminent Awarding board.

The “Ghana Business Innovation Awards “categories to be awarded to organisations and individuals cutting across various sectors and

specialties includes:
Innovation in Banking Sector
Innovation in Public Services Sector
Innovation in Mining Sector
Innovation in Aviation Sector
Innovation in Retail Sector
Innovation in Logistics and Supply Sector
Innovation in Shipping Sector
Innovation in Telecommunication Sector
Innovation in Manufacturing Sector
Innovation in Food & Beverage
Innovation in Health Sector
Innovation in Retail Sector
Innovation in Insurance Sector
Innovation in Agribusiness & Environment
Innovation in Construction
Innovation in Engineering
Innovation in Education
Innovation in Media & Communications
Innovation in Sustainability & Renewable Energy
Innovation in Technology Solutions
Innovation in Government Policy
Innovation in Tourism
Innovation in Exports
Excellence in Social Innovation
Start-up Innovator of the Year
Emerging Ghanaian Innovator
Most Inspiring Individual
Young Ghanaian Innovator
People’s Choice
& Lifetime Achievement Award