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Business News Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Ghana Energy Awards 2019 launches today

Ghana Energy Awards, GEA, is today Wednesday 31st July, 2019 organising a media launch of the third edition of the Awards at the Challenge House, Abelemkpe, Accra.

The launch is to announce the theme for this year’s awards and open nominations for the various categories for energy sector companies and personalities in the country to apply for nominations.

Dr Kwame Ampofo, the Chairman of the Awarding Panel, said the Awards is chiefly to honour hardworking individuals and organisations in the country’s energy sector while at the same time promoting competition and quality service.

According to him, the award scheme is programmed to get better every year in terms of quality delivery, attendance, assessment of nominees which is a totally transparent process and a reflection of major activities in the industry.

Last year, he said, was far more impressive in terms of attendance, publicity and the overall organisation, however, this year, “we are expecting and working toward a better event in all regards,” he added.

The Awards is considered by industry players and regulators as truly the ‘Mother of all awards’ in the country’s energy sector. He believed innovative awards such as the special Non-Competitive category which both previous editions have been received by noble personalities make the awards scheme unique and separate it from all other awards.

Dr Ampofo revealed that the 2019 Awards will feature a special set of awards for high-level achievers in the country whose patriotism and efforts have moved the country forward. This set of awards is non-political but for politicians who the entire country will admit deserve acknowledgement for their labours to ensure economic growth.

Henry Teinor, organiser of the awards said that this third edition of the awards will be exciting as more industry stakeholders will be involved in the entire awards process.

He said the Organising Committee decided to do the launch three clear months to the event so that prospective candidates will have ample time to gather their documents and evidences to support their applications.

“We are watching out for projects, new deals, strategic achievements of companies in the sector. We are also looking out for organisations that ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards,” he added.

Some prominent categories of the awards are the Energy Personality of the Year, both male and female categories, the Rising star award, Energy Reporter, Energy Institution, Energy efficient organization of the year, as well as the Non-Competitive categories.

Ghana Energy Awards is scheduled for the last Friday of every November and is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and World Energy Council, Ghana and is validated by Mazars Ghana.

Source: Ghana Energy Awards