The Minister for Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, has been adjudged the Most Business-Oriented African Minister by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF).
Dr Awal was chosen for his innovative initiatives that have enhanced the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana, as well as his support for startups and small businesses in the country.
The citation read, “WBAF recognises your role in encouraging and enhancing startups and bringing the startup agenda at the centre of government policy.”
The award was presented by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of WBAF, Mr Baybars Altuntas, at the World Excellence Awards night 2019, held last Monday in Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be recalled that recently Dr Awal was adjudged Ghana’s Best Performing Minister for 2018 by FAKS Investigative Services, a Ghanaian research and investigative company.
The World Excellence Awards night 2019 was attended by world business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers. They included the President of Croatia, the Speaker of Parliament for Kosovo, the Minister for Youth and Sports in Turkey, and the former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.
Others are the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Minister of Croatia, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minister of Kosovo, the State Minister of Macedonia and the Mayor of Seville Municipality in Spain, as well as representatives from Spain Investment and Trade Agency (ICEX), World Bank Group, The European Trade Association for Business Angels (EBAN).
Source: The Finder