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Ghana Energy Awards opens nominations

The Ghana Energy Awards (GEA) has opened nominations for the third edition of the National Energy Awards under the theme “Energy, the Key to a Sustainable Economy for Industrialisation,” in Accra.

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a world-renowned Evangelist, officially declared nominations open for the 2019 Ghana Energy Awards.

The Awards Scheme broadly aims to recognise the accomplishments of various entities and individuals within the country’s energy sector, while also acknowledging the values and morals that these corporations and personalities possess to meet their targets.

Henry Teinor, Organiser of the GEA, said as part of activities to mark this year’s awards, there will be the Energy Personality outreach programme, a courtesy call on veterans in the industry, an exhibition at the 5th Ghana Renewable Energy Fair and a visit by the GEA team to Corporate Social S Responsibility (CSR) project sites of nominees.

The Ghana Energy Awards is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and its agencies as well as the World Energy Council (Ghana).

Nominations

Nominations for this year’s awards can be filed on the awards website www.ghanaenergywards.com or via the email info@ghanaenergyawards.com. Nominations will be closed on 25 October 2019 and will be published one month prior to the awards ceremony via the awards website and press release. Validation of results will be done by MAZARS. Meanwhile, recipients of the awards won’t be declared or notified before the awards night.

Jury

Award winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges through a judging process that is solely based on the expertise of an impartial panel of international energy experts whose background and experience include regulation, policymaking, corporate leadership, trading and strategic consulting.

Nominees will be evaluated according to specific criteria established for the categories. All relevant information on the nominees is submitted, considered and evaluated by the panel. Awarding Panel members include Dr Kwame Ampofo, former Chairman of the Energy Commission and currently the Chairman of the panel, Lawyer Kwame Jantuah, an Energy Consultant, Dr Jemima Nunoo, Board Chair of the Petroleum Commission, Prof Felix Asante, Board Member of the Petroleum Commission and Dr Lawrence Tetteh, world-renowned Evangelist.

Categories

The GEA 2019 will feature several awards, prominent of which are the apex awards, that is the Energy Personality of the Year (male and female categories), CEO of the Year, Industry Leadership Awards, Energy Business Leadership Award, Energy Company of the Year, Emerging Energy Company of the Year, Energy Institution of the Year and the Rising Star Award as well as the Best Energy Reporter of the Year.

The launch

Dr Ampofo, the Awarding panel Chairman, noted that it was the continuous support and involvement of stakeholders to make the awards realise its objective that had brought the scheme thus far, adding that it has been the policy of the Ghana Energy Awards panel team that every year must be better than the previous year, especially in terms of the quality of what people bring out which leads to more competition for national growth and development.

Nicholas Frimpong-Manso, co-organiser of the Awards, thanked the panel and all stakeholders for their staunch support toward the awards.

Ghana Energy Awards 2019 is slated for Friday the 29 November 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.

Source: Class FM

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