The Makers Electronics, one of the fastest-growing retail brands in electronic and home appliances products in Ghana, has been honoured at the 2021 Responsible Business and Leadership Excellence Awards (RBLEA), held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Friday, April 29, 2022.
In barely one year and six months of its operations, The Makers Electronics Company Ltd has 5 branches, three within the Greater Accra Region, and two in Kumasi and Takoradi respectively. The company is still working on extending its branch network to make its services readily available in many parts of the country.
The RBLEA, which covers the areas of banking, aviation, information technology, telecommunication, manufacturing, and retail sectors, mainly recognizes companies and individuals for their performance in the previous year.
The Makers Electronics Company Ltd picked up the Responsible Electronics Retail Company of the year for 2021, and the Responsible Emerging Electronics Brand of the year 2021.
The awards were picked on behalf of the CEO of the company, Mr. Stephen Essoun, by ambassadors of The Makers Electronic brand, namely, Comedian O.B. Amponsah, IBK, musician Fameye, actor Papa Nii, also known as Osophagus, and Fidel Nana Kwabena Essoun, and the Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Akua Saah Essoun.
ION Africa Business, organizers of the Responsible Business and Leadership Excellence Awards (RBLEA), say it is aimed at championing the implementation of sound business governance and systems, and also preventing practices that hinder social development.
Project Manager for the RBLEA, Mr. Robert Emmanuel Kaye, said RBLEA also seeks to celebrate and reward innovative solutions that are geared toward the upliftment of society.
"It is both a responsibility and prerequisite for businesses and business leaders to emerge in the current economy, as pioneers in steering forth the creation of inclusive economic growth," he said.
He mentioned that the objective of the award is to create a network of professionals who are committed to furthering the sustainability agenda for businesses while recognizing individuals and organizations that have excelled in business and corporate sustainability leadership.
Mr. Kaye noted that the criteria for shortlisting nominees were based on some key performance indicators (KPIs), and a survey by the Market and Consumer Insight, a research company that handled the technical aspects of the awards, and an awarding board that included Prof. Wayne Dunn, Founder and President of the CSR Institute, Dr. Diana Hyemann - Adu, a Senior Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, and Nana Annor Amihere II, National President, Ghana Institute of Safety and Environmental Professionals.
The RBLEA is an empowerment-driven initiative that seeks to distinguish and uphold the achievements of inspiring corporate front-runners of responsible values. It also aims at defining and celebrating vision, achievement, and excellence in business leadership in Ghana.