Business News of Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Source: Energy Media Group
The Ghana Energy Awards Committee have honoured 20 corporate bodies and individuals for their innovations, achievements and excellence in helping to grow the country’s power, oil and gas sector towards national development.
The maiden prestigious national awards, which was backed by the World Energy Council, Ministry of Energy and its allied agencies, celebrated contributions and tremendous work of industry players over the years.
More than 60 companies and individuals were shortlisted for the grand honour that took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel on November 30.
Special Guest of Honour Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, expressed joy about the organisation of the award which sought to inspire hard work and innovations for national growth.
He said there was the need for Ghana to shift from conventional forms of energy to renewable sources that would reposition the country for accelerated economic expansion and improvement in living conditions of the citizenry.
Mr Ing Emmanuel Dankwa Osafo, Director, Generation and Transmission at the Ministry of Energy who spoke on behalf of the Chief Director of the Ministry said: “awards scheme of this nature will go a long way into shaping the industry and enhance competition.”
He commended Energy Media Group and GP Business Associates – organisers of the event – for excellent job done as the gala received tremendous patronage from the wider public including ministers of state, parliamentarians, and development partners, current and former ministers.
Among some of the notable dignitaries that graced the function included Dr Ekow Spio Gabrah, former Minister of Trade and Industry as well as the leadership of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy led by Hon. Adam Mutawakilu ranking member for mines and energy.
Strategic Power Solutions won the emerging company of the year – renewable. Bui Power Authority took Emerging Energy Company of the year – power while blue ocean investments limited received the Emerging Energy Company of the year – petroleum with Energy Commission taking Energy Institution of the year.
Dr Ismael Ephraim Ackah swept rising star award while Dasmani Issifu Laary, Upper West Regional Manager of Ghana News Agency scooped best energy reporter of the year.
GOIL was adjudged Brand Company of the year, Total Petroleum Ghana received Corporate Social Responsibility of the year, innovation project of the year went Translight solar limited while Ghana gas limited was honoured best local content compliance company of the year.
Energy service provider of the year went to General electric/Baker Hughes, Gloria Afua Akuffo, minister of justice and Attoney general and Mrs Marietta brew Appiah-Oppong, for minister of justice and Attorney General received honorary award for outstanding contribution to the energy sector by Ghana Gas.
Tullow oil grabbed exploration and production company of the year, Go Energy company limited had bulk oil distribution company of the year with vivo energy (Shell) taking away oil and gas marketing company of the year award.
Wilkins engineering limited took renewable energy company of the year, industry leadership award – petroleum went to Ghana National Petroleum Company, Volta river authority was honoured industry leadership award – power.
Mr Patrick A.K. Arkoli went away with CEO of the year – Petroleum award, Ing William Amuna took CEO of the year – power award while Kate Quartey-Papafio of Reroy Cables received energy personality of the year – Female with Dr Ofosu Ahenkorah scooping energy personality of the year – Male.
Organisers of the event say the award scheme is in talks with some companies to provide grant package for the Energy Reporter of the Year, Rising Star Award and Innovation Project of The Year.
Energy Media Group CEO, Mr Henry Teinor said on Monday: “This will help the youth and many emerging energy companies to do their very best.”
“The massive turn out this maiden edition says it all that the scheme has come to stay.”