Lincon Winimi Peedah of Neat Meat Enterprises and one of Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s entrepreneurs, has been selected by African Entrepreneurship Award’s Global Mentors as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs whose idea is one of the Most Significant and Sustainable in Africa.
Neat Meat Company Ltd, is a local poultry and livestock processing and packaging factory established in July 2014. The company located in Zebilla District in the Upper East region of Ghana produces fresh and smoked livestock, local poultry meat and provides other services within the meat market.
As a green business, Neat Meat innovatively converts waste products from its operations to produce maggots, a cheap and nutritious feed for local poultry suppliers. This initiative protects the environment by helping reduce farmers’ dependence on termites, which are useful in maintaining soil fertility, as feed.
He was chosen over a series of rounds, from a pool of over 500 innovative entrepreneurs across Africa. The Africa Entrepreneurship Award is powered by BMCE Bank of Africa and it includes $1 million in prizes and a fully funded trip to Morocco for the winners. The award also mentors entrepreneurs through free online mentoring from more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors and business owners.
Lincon Winimi Peedah will be meeting the team from African Entrepreneurship Awards from September 19 – October 19 after which, the Finalists will be announced on October 25.
GCIC wishes Lincon Winimi Peedah and Neat Meat all the best.
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) is a pioneering business incubator whose objective is to support entrepreneurs and ventures involved in developing profitable and locally appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in Ghana. The Centre’s key focus is on building businesses operating within the areas of energy efficiency, domestic waste management, solar energy, water supply management and purification and climate-smart agriculture. GCIC is part of the World Bank Group’s infoDev Climate Technology Program. Supported by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands, the Centre is managed by a consortium led by the Ashesi University College and including Ernst & Young, SNV Ghana, and the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.