30 outstanding entrepreneurs in Ghana will be inducted into a hall of fame in April in recognition of their contributions toward the development of the private sector.

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), organisers of the historical event in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, have nominated scores of entrepreneurs, some of whom will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

A panel of experts comprising officials from both the private and public sector will carefully select the final list of inductees who will be inducted at a special ceremony slated for Friday, April 24 at the State Banquet Hall, Accra.

Speaking in an interview, the chief Executive Officer of the EFG, Sam Ato Gaisie said the Hall of Fame honours has been introduced in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Ghana Entrepreneur Awards.

The event is being organized on the theme “Celebrating five years of honoring Entrepreneurial Excellence”.

“We have been awarding and celebrating entrepreneurs over the last four years and in our fifth year we are introducing this unique form of recognition to honour the hardworking entrepreneurs whose toil has contributed to the development of Ghana,” Mr Gaisie said.

He was of the opinion that the induction of the entrepreneurs will encourage the inductees and young entrepreneurs to contribute to the development of the economy.

“The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honors is a shortlisted of elite group of most outstanding entrepreneurs who have been recognized and honored by Entrepreneurs Foundation  for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements and accomplishment in creating economic and social values,” he added.

Some of the nominees include:

1. Dr. Alhaji Asoma Banda,Founder & Chairman,Antrak Group of Companies

2. Mr. Saied Assad Fakhry.Chairman, Interplast Ltd

3. Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani, Chairman .Melcom Group of Companies

4. Mr.Ramchand Udharam Mohinani,Founder ,Mohinani Group of Companies

5. Mr John Taylor , Founder & Executive Chairman ,Surfline Communications

6. Sir  Dr.Sam Esson -Jonah ,Executive Chairman- Jonah Capital

7. Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng ,C.E.O of UT Bank and President, UT Holdings.

8. Dr. Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim ,Executive Chairman,Dara Salem Group of Companies

9. Togbe Afede XIV, Founder ,SAS Finance Group

10. Dr Kwabena Adjei Group Chairman & Founder / Kasapreko Company Ltd

11. Dr. Theresa Oppong-Beeko,President,Manet Group of Companies

12. Mr Edward Effah,Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd

13. Mr Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah Chairman /I-Tel Ghana Ltd

14. Dr. Osei Kwame, Chief Executive Officer,Despite Group of Companies

15. Dr.Ernest Ofori Sarpong,Chief Executive Officer,Special Ice Company Ltd

16. Mr Ernest Bediako Sampong CEO/ Ernest Chemist Ltd

17. Mr Kofi Nsiah Poku CEO Kinapharma Group of Companies

18. Dr. Kwame kyei,Chief Executive Officer,Unity Group of Companies

19. Mr. Obed Danquah, Executive Chairman. Morgan Group of Companies

20. Ms. Adelaide Ahwireng Chief Executive Officer ,Fio Enterprises Ltd

21. Mrs. Cecilia Kwofie ,Chief Executive Officer,Domod Aluminium Co Ltd

22. Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio ,Chief Executive Officer, Reroy Cables Limited

23. Mrs Grace Amey-Obeng,Chief Executive Officer ,FC Group of Companies

24. Mr. Samuel Amo Tobbin,Executive Chairman Tobinco Group of Companies

25. Mr. Ghassan Yared ,Chairman ,Forewin Group of Companies

26. Mr Kwame Achampong- kyei. Executive Chairman,Glico Group of Companies

27. Mr Kwesi Twum CEO/Multi Media Group of Companies

28. Dr. Micheal Agyekum Addo Chairman,Kama Group of Companies

29. Prof. Edmund Nyminyem Delle, Founder ,Rabito Clinic Limited

30. Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng Chief Executive Officer, Chocho Industries Co.Ltd

31. Dr Patrick Awuah President, Ashesi University

32. Dr Kweku Oteng, CEO of Angel Group of Companies

33. Mr Rockson Kweku Dogbegah, Chairman, Berock Ventures Limited

34. Mr Macdonald Vasnani, CEO, Consolidated Shipping Agency Limited