WACCI Team in a pose with Mr. Anthony Morrison (CEO, CAG) & Dr. Courage Besah-Adanu (CAG)
The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana on December 21, 2018 has received the Outstanding Academic Leadership Award at the recently held Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana Awards night which was organized by the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) at the Ange Hill Hotel in Accra.
The award ceremony which was organized on the theme ‘Publicly Recognizing Efforts and Contribution of Distinguished and Deserving Agribusinesses’ was aimed at building a thriving and booming agribusiness sector leading to entrepreneurship, investment, poverty alleviation, food and nutrition security, wealth creation and contributing to Ghana’s economic development and middle-income status. Twenty-two institutions were awarded prizes in different categories spanning Agribusiness, Financial Institutions and Academic Institutions.
The Chairman of the CAG, Mr. Anthony Morrison, in his welcome address indicated the reason for organizing the awards. He was full of praise for the pioneering role of some individuals in the agribusiness sector. “Before we became agribusiness practitioners, there were some people who have actually shown the way for which we have followed. The essence of the awards night was to reward such people for their achievement and work in promoting and developing a very strong agribusiness and agricultural value chain industry.” Mr. Morrison further urged stakeholders within the industry to enhance their network to move CAG to the next level.
Present at the awards night was Mr. Charles Rush, Regional Counsellor for United States Department of Agriculture, Mr. T. V Ganesan, Second Secretary, Indian High Commission and many actors of the Agribusiness community.
Mr. Anthony Morrison delivering his welcome address
Receiving the award in his office, the Director of WACCI, Prof. Eric Danquah reiterated the need for the country to focus on Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also thanked CAG for championing Agribusiness development in the country.
Prof. Eric Danquah (middle) in a pose with the CAG Team