Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Energy in-charge of Petroleum, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, has encouraged industry players in the West Africa country’s energy sector to take keen interest and participate in this year’s Ghana Energy Awards (GEA) as the scheme acknowledges excellence and innovation within the sector and further promotes healthier competition among its players.
Dr. Amin Adam made the call during his visit to the Ghana Energy Awards booth at the just-ended Ghana Renewable Energy Fair, organised by the Energy Commission in partnership with the Ministry of Energy at the Accra International Conference Centre.
He also commended the organisers of the Awards for staying true to its integrity and recognising the hard work and relentless efforts of the industry’s players which have contributed in no small measure to the sustenance and growth of the economy.
Meanwhile, Hon. Yaw Osafo Maafo, the Senior Minister, during his inspection of the GEA booth at the fair, also commended the awards initiative and the thought behind it.
Other eminent dignitaries who visited the GEA booth during the Fair included Ing. William Amuna, former CEO of GRIDCo, Mr. Thomas Manu, Former Deputy CEO for Exploration & Production at GNPC, Mr. Charles Darku, former MD of Tullow Ghana, Mr. Herbert Friese, General Manager Dutch & Co, Mr. Firmin Nkamleu Ngassam, Managing Director of Yingli Namene West Africa, Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Chief Executive of VRA, a representative from the US Embassy and other personalities.
The Ghana Energy Awards 2019, currently in its third year, is an industry-owned initiative which recognises the tremendous and invaluable efforts of institutions, organisations and individuals in the country’s energy sector which have helped to greatly improve power availability and accessibility in the country.
Entries for nominations are ongoing and will be closing on the 25th of October, 2019. This year’s event is under the theme: “Energy: The Key to a Sustainable Economy for Industrialisation.”
Ing Henry Teinor, the Director of the Awards, indicated that the initiative is industry-based. He added that it is a result of considering the profound contribution of energy to the economy, thus, the institution of the awards to recognise the names behind these giant efforts and innovation.