The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of S.K Boafo Travel and Tour Company, Dr. S.K Boafo, has been awarded at the 2018 WBAF-UAMDC Africa Excellence Awards.
The CEO was awarded for his dynamic and visionary leader at the maiden ceremony held in Accra on Thursday at Mendiata Hotel, Achimota Golf Hill.
The citation presented to the businessman read: ‘’for braving all odds to succeed as an indigenous entrepreneur, who has contributed immensely in creating jobs, changing and affecting lives as a philanthropist.’’
Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the CEO and philanthropist sponsoring the tertiary education of over 20 people attributed his success story to his resolve to serve and see deprived people succeed just like him.
Dr. S.K Boafo has over the past three years registered over 7, 000 Ghanaians on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), mentored successful businesses among other things.
He is also a successful farmer. He was adjudged the overall best transport company at the maiden edition of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) Business Awards in 2017.
The company with a humble beginning of two buses now can be credited with 10 mini buses, 50 (30-seater) coaster buses, 4 pick-up vehicles, 5 cross country vehicles, 40 tour buses, 10 tipper trucks and 5 excavators.
Elder S.K Boafo is a well known transport provider for the Newmont Mining Company in Akyem Abirem and Asanko Gold in the Dadieso area as well as other parts of the country. His company, ‘S.K Boafo Travel and Tours’ is a hallmark name in the transport business in Ghana with higher reputation in the importation of vehicles and accessories such as powerful car batteries and car parts.
WBAF-UAMDC AFRICA EXCELLENCE AWARDS seeks to recognize leaders and business moguls that have excelled in their respective field of endeavors and also made impact in contributing to the development of people’s capacities by providing mentorship, coaching and opening job opportunities for the youth in Africa.
The World Business Angels Investment Forum aims to contribute to that impact by driving positive changes that will facilitate entrepreneurship whose effects can be felt in both economic and social arenas.
WBAF-UAMDC also seeks to promote and nurture start-ups, and a dynamic business community throughout the world that is From” business angels” to policymakers to academics.
The Awards honour those who stand out in imagining, discussing, and shaping the future of an entrepreneurial World.