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Business News of Monday, 17 December 2018


Ghana Energy Awards 2018: VRA grabs two awards

Volta River Authority CEO, Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa Volta River Authority CEO, Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa

Volta River Authority [VRA] and its Chief Executive Officer [CEO] have been awarded at the 2018 Ghana Energy Awards under the theme "Sustainable Energy For A Ghana Beyond Aid".

VRA was adjudged the Best Energy Company of the year – whiles its CEO, Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa won the Best Energy personality of the year, at an awards ceremony held in Accra.

The Volta River Authority (VRA) was established with the mandate to generate, transmit and distribute electricity under the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana.

In 2005, following the promulgation of a major amendment to the VRA Act in the context of the Ghana Government Power Sector Reforms, the VRA's mandate has now been largely restricted to generation of electricity.

Under the leadership of Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, VRA has seen some tremendous transformations to revamp Ghana’s energy sector.

The Energy Awards is held to acknowledge efforts, innovation and excellence stewards to celebrate the tremendous work of the players competing under various categories of the awards in Ghana’s energy sector.

Ghana Energy Awards Scheme was instituted to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations in Ghana’s energy sector.

The second edition of the awards recognized the achievements of individuals and companies in the energy industry and was well attended by over 300 stakeholders.