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Business News of Sunday, 20 August 2017


Ghana Energy Awards to be launched on August 30th

The awards program is to reward excellence in the country's energy sector The awards program is to reward excellence in the country's energy sector

The Ghana Energy Awards, an awards program which will acknowledge outstanding industry players and their achievements will be launched on August 30th.

Promising to be the leading endorsement of the country’s energy sector, the program is set to open nominations from September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

Mr Henry Teinor, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Media Group and organizer of the event told that, after a panel discussion, the Awards would honor industry gurus who have played significant roles in the growth of the power as well as the oil and gas industries.

He added that oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream players would form a core part of the prospective awardees in the final event fixed on November 30.

The event is planned to recognize exceling players in 20 different categories including Energy Personality of the year, Best Energy Reporter of the year, Industry Leadership Award and Renewable Energy Company of the year.

Others include Energy Institution of the year, Innovation Project of the year, Rising Star Award, Emerging Energy Company of the year and Lifetime achievement award.

The Awarding panel chaired by Dr Kwame Ampofo, an Energy Expert and the immediate past Board chairman of the Energy Commission, would address a press conference at the August 30 launch to explain the criteria for awarding winners, Mr Teinor said.

Other panel members include Professor Stephen Adei, former Rector of GIMPA; Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Renowned Worldwide Evangelist and Economist Lawyer; Mr Kwame Jantuah, Vice Chairman for the Public Interest Accountability Committee; Dr Jemimah, Ag Director, Centre for Management Development Senior; Professor Joseph Aggrey-Fynn, Dean of Oil and Gas Studies, UCC; and Mrs Harriette Amissah-Arthur, Energy Consultant.

Energy Minister, Senior Minister, Trade Minister, Lands and Natural Resources minister, diplomats and many top energy sector personalities are expected to be present during the awards ceremony.

Mr Teinor said industry regulators and watchers including representatives from the Energy Ministry, Energy Commission, National Petroleum Authority, Petroleum Commission Ghana, Chamber of Bulk oil distributors, Association of oil marketing companies, Chamber of Petroleum Consumers have been invited for panel discussions ahead of the awards day.

“Not only does it make it unique and transparent but industry owned where relevant stakeholders are engaged in every procedure of the award process. Ernst and Young will validate the results of the nominees and announce the winners,” he said.