The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Ghana, has held the 2018 edition of the annual thanksgiving dinner and awards ceremony to honour some leaders from the business community and the media, whose efforts have deepened the economic and trade ties between Ghana and the US.
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Alan John Kyerematen, was adjudged the Most Outstanding Government Official, the highest award of AMCHAM, for his enormous contribution to the chamber in the year under review.
The Assistant Editor of Graphic Business, Mr Charles Benoni Okine, was also recognised for his continuous support in championing the course of AMCHAM to the benefit of Ghanaian and Unites States businesses in the country.
Consolidated Shipping (Conship) Agency was also awarded for creating the first ever Ghana Pavilion at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.
The unique platform enabled Ghanaian companies in the fledging oil and gas sector to interact and enter into joint ventures with other companies in the sector. The registration for the 2019 OTC has subsequently been launched and is expected to attract more than 50 companies.
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The US business community offered financial support to two charity foundations operating in the educational sector in the country.
An amount of GH¢50,000 was donated to United Way Ghana, a foundation that is providing literacy for young people in inner cities in the country while GH¢10,000 was donated to the St. Bakhita Foundations, an orphanage home which takes care of vulnerable children, especially females, and provides them with the basic needs to be enrolled in schoo