A Businesswoman and philanthropist extraordinaire changing lives in West Africa.
Mama Gifty, as she is affectionately known in Ghana, is a respected businesswoman with a heart for philanthropy who is breaking novel grounds in the business community in Ghana. Her star businesses offer products and services that have dominated the Ghanaian market till date.
Mama Gifty is not just respected for her unique management style in her companies, she is equally respected among the religious society in Ghana and West Africa as a woman of faith who has built a Nongovernmental Organisation, Ladies of the Cross International, using her passion for changing lives of the under privileged to offer hope for many in Ghana and beyond.
Mama Gifty is currently the CEO of Sidalco Group of Companies, the mother company of other successful subsidiaries including Dominion International Petroleum Ltd, Sidalco Construction and Roads Ltd, DEL Estates and Empire Concretes Ltd.
Her unique management style which has led to the growth of the Sidalco Group of companies over the past decade has kept the company products on the front shelves on the Ghanaian market especially in the agro processing business.
Sidalco group has provided cutting edge solutions to many cash crop farmers especially in the production of cocoa since 1992 with leading products like Sidalco liquid fertilizer and other agro chemicals as well as agricultural machinery. Whenever you consume anything Cocoa from Ghana anywhere in the world, Sidalco made it possible to guarantee good yield, great quality and the great taste that puts Ghana’s cocoa as second to none in the world.
Under her capable leadership, Mama Gifty, has been able to break grounds into the petroleum industry in Ghana having been licensed as a Bulk Oil Trading Company and is currently looking to undertake an ambitious project of building the first privately owned 45000 metric tonne fully automated storage and loading gantry in the heavy industrial area of Tema, on a 16.7 acre land.
She also took great strides by venturing into the concrete batch plant business with Empire Concretes, where clients receive the benefit of the full spectrum of the Company’s combined experience and expertise in the industry, satisfying and supporting the growing building and construction industry with supreme quality ready-mix concrete.
Mama Gifty’s passion for supporting the under privileged in society led to the establishment of an all-female NGO, Ladies of the Cross International. This NGO is a non-denominational Christian faith based nongovernmental organization, set up with a mission to among others empower women to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ, educate women on their marital, social and civil right, encourage women to participate in entrepreneurial projects and support the needy in society. These women are equipped and empowered to give back to their families and the society at large. The fellowship has a strong emphasis on giving back to the community, hence continues to be involved in enhancing the lives of the communities they are involved in, especially the lives of women and children. Some of the projects the women have been involved in are building of a community clinic, provision of social amenities like clean drinking water through our borehole projects, regular support for orphanages and schools for persons living with disabilities. They are currently seeking support to be able to do more of such projects set out for 2016 like building of schools, educational materials, borehole projects, medical supplies and more. Every form of support makes a difference in lives.
Mama Gifty completed her high school education in 1984 at Keta Secondary School, continuing to Ho Polytechnic in 1985 where she took courses in Advanced Catering and Institutional Management qualifying with a HCIM in 1988. She worked with Ambassador Hotel same year as In Charge of Catering Services.
Her interest and passion for food saw her enter the Food Processing Business in 1990, later expanding with exports such as mushroom, papaya and pineapple to International markets. That same year, she started Gemanuel, a Civil & Building Construction Business. She later diversified into agro processing that saw the birth of Sidalco Ltd with her late husband, Hon. David Lamptey.
She holds a B.A (Hons) in Christian Psychology and a Masters Degree from Dayspring University, USA. She was recently given an honorary doctorate degree in Divinity in August 2014; all from the same institution for her remarkable leadership in a male dominated business environment and her passion for excellence in all her field of endeavour including the Christian Ministry.
Mama Gifty looks into the future of business with great prospects; leading the Sidalco Group of Companies as Executive Chairperson and is determined and looking to build a sustainable and global business.
Rev Dr. Gifty Lamptey is blessed with three (3) children and is an avid reader and a lover of music.