Tuesday, 23 July

Ho Technical University students win $20,000 in KIC AgriTech Challenge

HTU students presenting their prize to school management

A team of three students from Ho Technical University (HTU) in the Volta Region have secured a $20,000 cash prize in the KIC AgriTech Challenge. 

The students, who formed the business "DEECOM Nutrifoods Ltd.," developed "Soysages, an innovative alternative protein product made from soya beans.

The winning team, comprising Desmond Ntim Anokye, Esther Akpalu, and Evelyn Yankson, triumphed as one of the funded teams in the Competition, competing against 34 teams from nine universities across the country. 

Notably, two other teams from the HTU ecosystem, Husk Pack Ghana Ltd and Hyfebee, also participated in the competition.

During a brief ceremony on Monday to present their prizes to the university management, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ben Honyenuga praised the teams for their accomplishments and encouraged them to nurture their ideas and develop their skills for future success.

Ms. Mawunyo Aziave, Programme Officer for KIC in the Volta Region, highlighted that the competition provided valuable business training and coaching to the students.

 Dr. Daniel Agbeko, Faculty Advisor, noted that the student's success would inspire others to enrol in the next cohort of the programme

Source: Classfmonline.com/Cecil Mensah