The Fourth Edition of the Ghana Energy Awards has been launched with the nomination opening from July 28 to September 30, 2020.
This year’s awards ceremony is under the theme: “Excellence in crisis: The Energy Sector In A Covid-19 Era’.
The Awards is being organised by Energy Media Group, in partnership with CH-Business Consulting Ghana.
The Ghana Energy Awards is an industry-led initiative that aims to recognise the efforts, innovation and excellence of individuals and organisations within the energy sector and also celebrate the tremendous work of the players who compete under various categories of the awards.
Speaking at the launching, Chairman of the Ghana Energy Awards, Dr Kwame Ampofo noted the decision to hold this year’s event has not been an easy one considering the coronavirus pandemic which has ravaged over 655,000 lives across the globe, thereby, forcing organisers of major events to postpone them.
He noted that the energy sector had not been spared of the virus, noting that oil prices have collapsed.
“In Ghana, reports have indicated that the sector has been hit as companies have had to shut down because several workers have tested positive for the virus.
The Petroleum Commission forecasts that there would be several job losses due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Tullow Ghana, Aker Energy, Halliburton and Schlumberger are all reported to have reduced their workforce and more are yet to be sent home,” he observed.
Dr Ampofo argued that the organisers still found it possible to organise this year’s awards despite the impact of virus, which has forced oil companies to suspend their drilling campaigns, thus, freezing US$324 million projects which would have injected life into the country’s economy.
Ing. Henry Teinor, who is the organiser of Ghana Energy Awards, stated that they have put in place more strict measures to ensure adherence to all the prescribed protocols in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of industry players.
He said before the closing of the nomination, the organising team would pay courtesy calls on the various stakeholders in the industry for briefing on the major happenings in the sector during the 2019-2020 review period.
The 2020 Edition of the Ghana Energy Awards was launched by renowned Evangelist Dr Lawrence Tetteh who is also a member of the award panel.
To nominate, applicants should visit the awards website for information on categories and the nomination process at www.ghanaenergyawards.com.