KWASI Oppong Company Limited was the proud recipient of a Platinum Award at the Sixth Ashanti Business Excellence Award organised in Kumasi to honour hardworking business entities in the region that excelled in their operations last year.
The event, organised by Top Brass, an event organising company, was under the auspices of the Manhyia Palace.
A citation accompanying the award praised the company for its contribution towards the development of the Ashanti Region.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr Kwasi Oppong, received the award from the representative of the Asantehene at the ceremony, Nana Adomako Ansa, Ankaasehene.
Kwasi Oppong Company Limited was established in 1982 as a retail entity in the sale and distribution of iron rods, cement, wire nails and other building materials.
The company has since its establishment, grown to be one of the country’s biggest suppliers of iron rods, cement and other building materials, as well as being a manufacturer of quality wire nails and roofing systems in aluminium, aluzinc and galvalum.
In a speech read on his behalf, Otumfuo Osei Tutu called on the financial institutions to devise innovative strategies to mobilise funds internally to support Ghana’s business sector to minimise the adverse effects of the global recession on the economy.
He called on the government to take a serious look at the Boankra Inland Project, whose undue delay was not only a source of concern to the Ashanti Region, but the entire nation.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic later, Mr Oppong said the award would galvanise the management and staff of the company to work hard in the coming years.