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General News of Monday, 26 November 2001

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Ghanaian Engineer in Houston Wins Award

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Dr. Ben Asante, Director of Engineering at Enron's Headquarters in Houston has been selected as the Chairman's Award Winner for 2001 in Enron's 26,000 world-wide employee contest. The award honors the one employee who exemplifies Enron's core values of Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Communication. He is responsible for optimizing the transport of natural gas and crude oil through Enron's 25,000 mile pipeline in North America valued at over $3 billion.

Dr. Asante was a student at Mfantsipim School and graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Kumasi in Chemical Engineering in 1984. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Calgary in Canada.

Dr. Asante is active in community and political life in Houston. He is a mentor to a disadvantaged teenager in one of the handicapped areas of Houston, President of the Ghana Association of Houston and an active member of the African Community Organization of Houston. He was active in organizing for the re-election of Mayor Lee Brown in the recent mayoral elections in Houston."

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