Koans Estate emerged as the best Estate Company in Ghana at the 7th edition of the Pan African International Recognition Award
For the first time in the history of the continental awards that seeks to celebrate Africans making impact in diverse fields of endeavour, it was hosted by Ghana at the Swiss Alisa Hotel with guest from all over the continent.
Receiving the Awards, CEO of the company, Prof Kofi Anokye thanked the organisers for the recognition and promised to continue being a standard bearer in the real estate sphere.
Recounting the difficulties involved in sustaining a company for two decades in a shaky sector like real Estate, he urged African Leaders to create the right environment for businesses to thrive because it is in doing so that the private sector can help governments shoulder the burden of creating employment
He said, "Even though most African leaders count on the private sector to hold part of the economy, very little is done to position the African Business to be competitive locally and global even though we have proven to have what it takes with a little support from government being the missing link.
As we make reference to the strides China has made the past three decades, as we keep worrying about how they are dominating us on our own continent, we should ask ourselves: how did they do it?
"There is nothing wrong with learning from people ahead of you, in China, Africa has a perfect blueprint if we want to move sustainable development from lip service to reality"
Present at the event is the Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Ghana, Her Excellency Frances Virginia Anderson was the guest of honour and her country, designated hosts of the 2020 edition of the Awards.
Delivering the keynote address on the day, Mrs Anderson called on African Leaders to remove all barriers to inter trading on the continent and encourage collaboration because the only way Africa can achieve a development competitive with that of the west is by doing business amongst ourselves.
She noted that the stringent requirements placed by African Countries on fellow Afticans does not help with such collaborations and so it is important that such barriers are removed to make movement easier and encourage inter-trade
Pan African International Recognition Award-PAIR, a flagship program of Pan African Magazine seeks to recognise Africans making tremendous contributions in their fields of endeavor.
The previous awards was hosted by SOUTH Africa with Nigeria and Kenya being previous hosts.
Isaac Kyei Andoh