GCNet Executive Chairman wins award

The Executive Chairman of the Ghana Community Network Services (GCNet), Dr. Nortey Omaboe’s contribution and achievements in the ICT and Trade facilitation sector in the country and beyond, has once again been recognised.

He was adjudged the Best ICT and Trade Facilitation CEO of the Year at the 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards held in Accra.

The award also recognizes Dr Omaboe’s leadership role in rolling out ground-breaking innovative e-products such as the e-Tax, e-Registrar, the Letter of Commitment, the Ghana Single Window App, Ghana Integrated Cargo Clearane Systems (GICCS) and the Ghana Customs Management Systems (GCMS) which have contributed national development.

Commenting on the award, Dr Omaboe remarked “It is humbling to be noticed and singled out for recognition in the trade facilitation and revenue mobilisation space in which we have been the pace setters.”

“At GCNet, I have the honour and pleasure of working with hard working professionals who understand our core value of innovation to meet the needs of our various stakeholders and who stop at nothing to ensure that they bring tailor made solutions to identified problems,” he said.

This is the second time Dr. Omaboe has been awarded for his strong leadership in delivering projects that have directly impacted on increasing the revenue mobilisation for the country’s development and enhancement of the livelihood of the citizenry. It will be recalled that in 2017, Dr. Omaboe was recognised at the CEO of the Year at the maiden Ghana Shippers Awards.

The awards ceremony seeks to recognise the significance of Ghanaian entrepreneurs in Small, Medium and Large Enterprises in sustaining economic growth, increasing trade, generating employment and creating new entrepreneurs in Ghana. It focuses on rewarding outstanding entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have positively impacted the economic growth of Ghana.

The event was attended by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson; Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Prempeh who was also honoured at the ceremony; captains of industry, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and the media.

This year’s GECE was in association with the Omnibank and supported by GCNet, Anowah Afrique Company Limited, Barclays Bank Ghana, GOIL and Commerz Savings and Loans among others.

Other personalities who were recognised include Mrs Emelia Adjei Ohene-Kena, Managing Director Royal Crown Packaging Limited as Best Packaging Industry CEO of the Year, 2017; Mr Mustapha Ussif, Executive Director National Service Scheme as Best Young CEO of the Year (Public Sector), 2017; Mr. Yoofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and Joe Anokye, Director General National Communications Authority as Best Telecommunications Authority Industry CEO of the Year (Public Sector).

Others are Ken Ashigbey, immediate past Managing Director Graphic Communications Group Limited who was adjudged Best Media Communications CEO of the Year; Patience E. Akyianu, Managing Director Barclays Bank of Ghana who won Best Woman CEO of the Year and Yolanda Cuba, Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Ghana who came tops as Best Telecommunications Industry CEO of the Year.