Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, the planning committee for the Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA) has officially announced that the Ghana Beverage Awards 2019 will be held virtually and streamed on TV and online on 13th June 2020.
The beverage awards which is in its fourth year, closed nominations to the general public and all beverage companies in February this year.
Under the theme “Inspiring Excellence in Ghana’s Beverage Industry” the awards aim to promote both local and foreign beverages as well as the participation of small-scale beverage enterprises in Ghana.
Speaking on the new adjustments, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Alliance (GMA), Mr. Ernest Boateng, explained the new development.
“We have all been advised by the President to adhere to all the social distancing protocols and other directives which will help us to control the spread of COVID-19. As an organisation, we have found a way to go ahead to celebrate excellence in the beverage industry while adhering to all the recommended directives without endangering lives; this is why we have decided to organize the awards virtually,” he said.
“The virtual awards will still maintain the world-class standard our patrons and stakeholders are used to without losing the prominence and prestige associated with it,” he added.