The Africa Centre for Integrity and Development (ACID), an Africa-based anti-corruption and good governance advocacy Civil Society Organisation, has awarded John Kumah, Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP), as the Most Outstanding Integrity CEO in Ghana.
In a citation accompanying the award, ACID said, “it has carefully observed the NEIP CEO’s performance and conduct as the CEO of NEIP, and has unanimously approved that, he receives ACID-AFRICA’s most prestigious and maiden annual integrity excellence award (pubic service sector), as a reward for his proactive and good corporate governance acumen.
The citation also said, the award was being presented to the NEIP CEO for his business-oriented leadership, hard, honest and dedicated work, that has gotten several thousands of Ghanaians trained as entrepreneurs to impact various sectors of Ghana’s economy.
It also noted that, “We have followed with keen interest your managerial acumen that has articulated the NEIP-Presidential Business Support Programme, into a huge success story, offering nineteen thousand (19,000) Ghanaian start-ups and small businesses, an opportunity for funding to support their businesses.”
The citation of honour also stated that, John Kumah has created avenues for businesses in the area of technical support and training, mentorship, business advisory services and a well-structured incubation and accelerated business growth programmes through the existing private incubation hubs across the country.
ACID commended John Kuamh for providing selected businesses with seed capital and a digital access to an online marketing platform to enable them showcase their goods and services globally.
The group also commended the NEIP CEO for his proactive efforts and diplomacy to link Ghanaian businesses to foreign investments and partnerships through the organization of his proposed global entrepreneurship summit in Ghana.
“Your commitment to national property, your tenacity of purpose, your integrity and unquenchable desire to see Ghana transformed into an economic super-power in the sub-region, warrant an award and a celebration of your great exploits” ACID stated in its citation of honour.
In another development, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, John Kumah has also been recognized by the Voiceless Media and Consult for deepening the culture of entrepreneurship among the youth of Ghana at a brief ceremony in Accra.