GLOBAL MEDIA Alliance (GMA), organiser of the Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA), has expressed enthusiasm about its preparations towards the 2nd edition of the GBA, indicating the need to appreciate the hard work of Ghana’s beverage.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GMA, Mr Ernest Boateng said “preparations are far advanced for the organization of the 2nd edition of the Ghana Beverage Awards, the only platform in Ghana where the contributions of beverage Industry players are recognised and rewarded.
“With the enhanced application including beverage companies’ contributions to corporate social responsibility, environmental friendliness of their operations, employment, tax obligations as well as product quality, we expect a highly competitive edition,” he said.
The maiden edition of GBA was organisedlast year with an aim of recognizing and appreciating excellence within the beverage industry in Ghana. The initiative received massive commendation from stakeholders.
The awards nightis scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018 will be held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The event will witnessthe country’s top beverage companieswho have gone through series of examinations byhigh levelled competent judges with expertise from the industry.
According to Mr Boateng, “there are 13 categories in all and applications have been received from key players in the beverage industry. The panel of judges comprising representatives from the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana, Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Consumer Protection Agency among others is at the final stages of the scoring process.”
He mentioned Spirit of the Year, Beer of the Year, Bitters of the Year, Water of the Year, Ciders/RTD of the Year, CSD of the Year, Cocoa/Chocolate/diary drink of the Year, Energy drink of the Year, Fruit juice of the year as some of the categories for the awards.
Others are Manufacturer of the Year and Product of the Year. There are two (2) new categories; Socially Responsible Company of the Year and New Beverage of the Yearhas been incorporated in the assessment”, he added.
Top companiesincluding; Coca-Cola Company Limited, Blue Skies Company Limited, Blow Chem Industries, Africa Cola, Kasapreko Company Limited, GIHOC Distilleries, Special Ice, Vitamilk Ghana and Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited (GGBL) are participating in the 2nd edition of the awards program.
The Food and Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG), Food Research Institute under Centre for Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR), Consumer Protection Agency and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), are the organising partners of the event.
Kasapreko Company Limited, Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited, Blow Chem Industries (producers of Bel Aqua Mineral Water), Special Ice Company Limited, Blues Skies Ghana, TT Brothers Company Limited (producers of Uncle T wine), GIHOC Distilleries (producer of Castle Bridge) and Twellium Industrial Company Limited (producers of Rush Energy Drink) participated in the Maiden Edition last year.