Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, founder of Zoomlion and Jospong Group of companies, has been awarded Africa’s Business Innovation Award for the year 2016.
The award was in recognition of Dr Agyepong’s “ability to create business decisions and contribution towards growth and development through your conglomerates.”
Dr Agyepong, is the founder of over forty (40) cutting-edge companies, providing innovative and creative business solutions including, Accra Compost plant, JA Plant Pool and Zoomlion which has operations all over Ghana and some African countries.
His was among some distinguished Africans and Ghanaians who received recognition during the 6th African Achievers Awards(AAA) held at Abuja Nigeria last Saturday. It was under the theme “Securing a Stable Energy Future for Africa” and aimed at recognising excellent individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves while contributing to the growth and development of Africa.
Among award winners from Ghana were the First Lady, Lordina Mahama for her charity works in the area of empowering vulnerable people in society, particularly children and women across Africa and Ambassador Sylvanus Tettey Tamaklo, Ghana’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Mozambique for his immense contribution to African literary works.
At a brief ceremony to hand over the awards to Dr Agyepong in his office on Monday, Ambassador Tamaklo recounted the events of the day reiterated the fact that power situation in Africa is general problem which requires a concerted effort to deal with it. He was hopeful that DR Congo could power the whole of Africa in the nearest future given the necessary support.
He said the organisers of the programme were full of commendation for the achievements of Dr Agyepong for his visionary leadership in business and job creation, calling on other Africans to emulate his example for the rapid development of the continent.
Mr Edgar Arcos the Chief Operations Officer of the Jospong Group and Mrs Florence Larbi Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana received the awards on behalf of Dr Siaw-Agyepong and thanked the organisers for the recognition which they said will spur them on to do more.