Mpampa Cereals is in Accra and processes cereals. It was established in 2022 and currently has 7 employees. Some of the products of the business include tom brown
ﬂour, hausa porridge ﬂour and buff loaf ﬂour. It current has installed production capacity of 300KG per day. Manufacturing processes generate a lot of waste and use a lot of resources. If waste is not properly handled, it can lead to environmental pollution. Line inefﬁciencies also contribute to unsustainable use of water, energy, and other inputs. Mpampa cereals aims to improve its processes to be more sustainable.
Suglo Enterprise, established in 2015 is located in Tamale and is into the processing of shea butter, groundnut and cereals. It trains women involved in shea butter
processing on sustainable and eco-friendly shea butter processing techniques. They currently have 18 employees. The traditional method of shea butter processing uses a lot of fuelwood, which contributes to deforestation and generates emissions. Suglo aims at Improving its processes to reducing environmental degradation and pollution impacts.
Shepherd Rice Mills
Shepherd Rice Mills provides rice milling and polishing services to smallholder rice farmers and sells its rice bran as animal feed. It also trains smallholder rice farmers
on improved parboiling techniques. It has installed milling capacity of 1.5 tonnes per day. Rice mills are known to consume a lot of energy and generate a lot of waste which when mismanaged can decompose to release methane gas. Shepherd mills aims to improve waste management and employ sustainable energy sources that will help minimize their environmental impact.
YomYom is located in Tamale and provides courier services for individuals and businesses within Tamale and surrounding communities and is in the process of
transitioning its ﬂeets into electric motorcycles. It currently has eight electric powered motorcycles. YomYom was established in 2017 and currently has 30
employees. Riding your bike accounts for about 21g of CO2 emissions per kilometre. Yomyom aims to reach zero emissions by completely migrating to e-bikes and using solar charging.
AFB Golden Enterprise
AFB Golden Enterprise is in Koforidua and is into the manufacturing of cosmetic products such as body cream, lotion, hair cream and bathing soap. The enterprises
uses local and plant-based materials in the formulation of its products. They’ve been operational since 2020 and currently have 3 employees. The beauty industry uses toxic chemicals in product formulation and is responsible for tonnes of plastic waste that pollutes waterways. AFB Golden is on the path to building a healthy and eco-friendly cosmetic brand.
DercolBags Packaging Ltd. Company
Dercol Bags Packaging Ltd manufactures paper packages to serve as alternatives to plastic packaging. It was established in 2021 and currently has a staff strength of 18 employees and is located in Haatso, Accra. Dercol bags is also piloting the smart package exchange(SPex) program which aims to cut out single use plastic food containers.
Eco-Me, located at Kumasi was established in 2019 and produces high-quality eco-friendly, non-toxic and affordable reusable sanitary pads which are hygienic, comfortable to wear and easy to wash and dry. The pads were designed to promote good health, save cost and sustain the ecosystem. Eco-me currently has a staff strength of 8 employees. Eco-Me’s fabric based reusable sanitary pads contributes to GHG emissions by reducing the need for single-use plastic infused sanitary pads and their subsequent dumping at landﬁlls.
ShaQ express is a tech start-up providing app-based courier, e-commers, food ordering and online pharmacy services at the tap of a button. It therefore bridges the gap between vendors and customers by providing a seamless platform that allows vendors to sell and provide customers with convenience. Minded by its carbon footprint and operational cost, ShaQ Express is now poised to transition to the use of electric motorbikes and bicycles and wishes to be supported by GCIC in this quest to become more sustainable from the environmental standpoint. The adoption of e-mobility and web-based (software) applications in its operations has the benefit of enhancing precision transport scheduling, which together with the complete avoidance of fossil fuel use would results in emission savings.
Ogla Shea Butter Company
Gladys Wononuah started training widows and school dropouts in the Lawra Municipality 6 years ago, on how to process Clean and Neat Shea Butter. She noticed that the shea butter processing was time-consuming and very tedious to do manually. She devised her own means of quickening some parts of the process and that led to increased production for commercial purposes.
Ogla Shea Butter Company was established and fully registered 4 years ago and operates in a variety of business fields including farming with all its production activity carried out in the Northern of Ghana, with offices in both the Northern and Greater Accra regions. They produce various shea products, ranging from raw Shea Butter to Shea Butter based cosmetic products.
Malindis is a catering and events management company that provides its clients with a variety of meals carefully prepared to clients’ requests. They offer a wide variety of selections covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, including grills, pastries, salads, local Ghanaian food, continental and international dishes.
Horace Tetteh is a director and co-founder of Malindis Catering. Horace’s has worked inBanking and Consulting and Catering Services. He began managing Malindis in 2009 and has over the years developed it into one of the leading catering service companies in Ghana with top tier clients such as The British High Commission, Lincoln Community School, ABSA Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and several high net-worth Individuals. Malindis provides very unique services as most of the cooking for events are done onsite (at the event venues), thereby allowing the clients/guests to enjoy the special experience. At Malindis, Horace is responsible for Business Development, Finance, Operations and is also the Executive Chef.
The creative force behind Midunu is Chef Selassie Atadika who from a young age, could be found in the kitchen, grinding ‘pepe’, not too far from her mother’s apron strings. This culinary interest, from her Ghanaian roots, has evolved through time spent and meals sampled in the US, Europe, and countless countries in all the corners of Africa. After years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, she completed coursework at the Culinary Institute of America. A founding member of Trio Toque, the first nomadic restaurant in Dakar, Senegal, she has brought her innovative approach to African cuisine back home to Ghana to introduce them through Midunu, a nomadic dining concept featuring what she calls New African Cuisine.
Midunu is a lifestyle company with an eye towards celebrating Africa’s cultural and culinary heritage. Before starting to eat a meal, Ewe people say, ‘Midunu’, which means ‘Let us eat’, inviting all those present to partake in the food which we are blessed to have. The company’s goal is to create experiences where culture, community and cuisine intersect, reminiscent of earlier times while creating new memories. The business achieves this goal through a bespoke event space: Midunu House, off and on-site private dining, nomadic dining, and artisanal chocolates.
Emi-beth Aku Quantson, CEO and Founder of Kawa Moka Coffee Company, is passionate about coffee and empowering women and is responsible for strategic direction, growth and overall operations of Kawa Moka coffee shop, bistro and catering company.
She started operating the venture in 2015 using her savings from work. She later secured $5,000 and 30,000 Ghana cedis ($5,206) through her participation in the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program and Ghana’s Presidential Pitch, respectively, and with the support of her family, friends, and her customers especially, Kawa Moka broke even after a year of operating.
Kawa Moka transitioned from a coffee shop business to focus fully on roasting locally-grown Robusta coffee beans. It works with the Leklebi community to improve the quality of the coffee they grow and guarantee them a certain quantity of sales. Kawa Moka has remained committed to supporting women by buying coffee from women farmers at fair prices and ensuring that the women who work for men farmers are adequately paid for the work they do. It also trains the women to grow coffee organically and is in discussions with the chief of Leklebi to have specific portions of land allocated to the women so that they can produce larger volumes. In the long term, Kawa Moka’s vision is to be a globally-known brand.
Freda Obeng-Ampofo is the Founder, Chief Laborer and Mixer at Kaeme. She has previous experience in research, project management, policy, budget and administration and formerly worked as a Press and Information Officer at European External Action Service before starting her own business.
KAEME is a premium Ghanaian company specializing in personal care products such as shea soufflé, liquid black soap, soy candles and African-print toiletry bags. Inspired by the joy of unforgettable memories and cherished experiences, each product is crafted to captivate the senses and make a lasting impression.
The company values local resources immensely and uses raw, unrefined shea butter and authentic black soap sourced from a women’s cooperative in Ghana to make KAEME products by hand, one small batch at a time. It also uses a selection of pure carrier and essential oils to create distinct sensory experiences that are also free from additives or dyes.
Aisha Ayensu is a Ghanaian award-winning fashion designer who is known to have designed outfits and stage costumes for Beyonce, Genevieve Nnaji, Jackie Appiah and Sandra “Alexandrina” Don-Arthur. She is the founder and Creative Director at Christie Brown, where she reimagines and interprets traditional artisanal techniques and incorporates them into modern silhouettes.
Christie Brown is a Ghanaian luxury fashion brand offering a stylish taste of true neo-African culture. Christie Brown is proudly made in Africa and shares its heritage through its aesthetics and design. It stands uniquely as a women’s apparel and accessories manufacturer and retailer, with pieces ranging from statement ready-to-wear pieces to innovative accessories to bespoke creations.