The Energy Media Group in collaboration with GP Business have launched the Ghana Energy Awards.
Tthe awards are aimed at recognizing the efforts of outstanding industry players in the Oil and Gas as well as the power sector.
Launching the event, the Chairman of the Ghana Energy Commission, Dr. Kwame Ampofo, expressed optimism that the Energy awards will be the leading endorsement of the country’s energy sector.
Managing partner at GP Business, Nicholas Frimpong-Manso noted that the program is set to open nominations from September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.
Chief Executive Officer of Energy Media Group Mr. Henry Teinor, also added that 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.
‘The oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream players, and power sector players would form a core part of the prospective awardees in the final event fixed on November 30”,he said.
The event is planned to recognize excelling 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 is chaired by Energy Expert and the immediate past Board Chairman of the Ghana Energy Commission, Dr Kwame Ampofo
Other panel members include former Rector of GIMPA Professor Stephen Adei, Evangelist and Economist Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Vice Chairman for the Public Interest Accountability Committee, Mr. Kwame Jantuah, Ag Director at the Centre for Management Development, Dr Jemimah, Senior Professor Oil and Gas Studies, UCC Joseph Aggrey-Fynn , Energy Consultant. Mrs. Harriett Amissah-Arthur and Head of ISSER Legon Professor Felix Asante,
Energy Minister, Senior Minister, Trade Minister, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, diplomats and many top energy sector personalities are expected to be acknowledged during the awards ceremony.
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 enlisted in the to contribute to the awarding process.
By: Anita Arthur/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana