The annual event, which recognises the achievements of companies in Ghana’s Telecom and ICT sector.
There are 17 competitive awards, and four special awards at stake in the award scheme organised by Instinct Wave Limited, publishers of Mobile World Magazine.
Mobile World Magazine publisher Akin Napthal says in a statement that Ghana’s Telecom and ICT sector continued to play a very important and strategic role in the development of Ghana’s economy, investing millions of dollars in infrastructure, training, and the employment of many Ghanaians.
“It is important these companies are recognized for their achievements and continued commitment to the development of Ghana,” he said.
Some of the most contested awards at stake include CEO of the year, Telecom Operator of the year, Telecom Brand of the year and Best CSR initiative of the year.
Airtels’ Phillip Sowah won the CEO of the year at last year’s event, however this year he faces stiff competition from the likes of Kyle Whitehill (Vodafone) and MTN’s Michael Epoki.
Market Leader MTN comes to this year’s award as the Telecom Operator of the Year and holders of the CSR initiative of the year; Vodafone comes as the Telecom Brand of the year, and Airtel comes as the Customer Service of the Year.
“The likes of Tigo and MTN have also launched fantastic value added services, which are all being considered for awards,” the statement said.
It is also expected that veteran Ghanaian Technologist and entrepreneur Herman Chinnery-Hesse will receive a special recognition award for his many achievements in the software business, as well his mentoring of many software developers in Ghana.
Other companies competing for awards include GT Bank, Zipnet, Busy Internet, RLG and many others.
It is expected that the ‘who is who’ of the Telecom and ICT sector would be attending the event on Friday.
The awards night would be preceded by the Second Ghana Telecom Summit on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
By Samuel Dowuona