KNUST Ph.D Candidate Wins Awards

By | December 5, 2016

KNUST Ph.D Candidate Wins Awards

Ph.D Candidate Wins Awards

Second from right, Mr. Eric Owusu Mensah, receiving his award.

Eric Owusu Mensah, a PhD candidate of the Department of Food Science and Technology of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has won two outstanding awards at the 2015 Small and Medium Enterprises Ghana Awards.

Mr. Owusu Mensah’s company, Quama Food Processing Company Limited, producers of “Yofresh”, highly nutritious and preservative-free yoghurt drink was the only company to receive two awards: the best product innovation of the year and the best food processing company of the year. His company was formed during his master’s degree programme at the College of Science.

This awards ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall, State House Accra, by Imagine8 Company Ltd under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME). The annual award scheme is targeted at all registered small and medium enterprises throughout the country with the aim of recognising distinguished companies under various categories.

It is Mr. Owusu Mensah’s fervent wish that this national acknowledgement of his outstanding entrepreneurial skills will serve as a motivating factor for tertiary students to consider the option of transferring the skills acquired whilst in school into businesses. This, he hoped, would ensure economic development, industrial growth, provide employment opportunities and help reduce poverty in the country.

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