A two-day gathering of stakeholders within the energy sector, dubbed ‘Ghana Energy Summit 2019’, comes off today at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.
The summit, organised by the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) and Ministry of Energy, will convene experts and industry captains to identify measures that could encourage and significantly increase the participation and ownership of Ghanaian individuals and companies in the growing and expanding sector.
The event will provide a non-partisan environment for government, global energy industry representatives, other businesses, scientific and technological communities, civil society groups, academics and students, journalists and the public to discuss the challenges and find solutions to overcoming them.
This year’s summit is on the theme ‘Harnessing Opportunities in Ghana’s Energy Sector: Making Local Participation a Practical Reality’.
Expected speakers include: Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy; Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister for Energy; W.O. Aidoo, Deputy Minister for Energy; Dr. Edith Dankwa, CEO-Business and Financial Times; Egbert Faibille, CEO-Petroleum Commission; Dr. K. K Sarpong, CEO-Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC); Isaac Osei, CEO-Tema Oil Refinery (TOR); Kweku Andoh Awotwi, Executive Vice President-Tullow Plc; and Abigail Harley, CEO-AI Energy.
Others include: George M. Okley, CEO-BOST; Ben K.D. Asante, CEO-Ghana Gas Company; Dr. Ackah, Local Content & Local Participation Coordinator-Energy Commission; Kwame Jantuah, CEO-African Energy Consortium; Dr. Joe Mensah, CEO-Kosmos Energy; Ing. H. Amissah-Arthur, Executive Partner-Arthur Energy Advisors; Dr. Simons Akorli, PURC; Jacob Kwamina Amuah, Technical Director-National Petroleum Authority (NPA); Wisdom A. Togobo, Director, Renewable & Alternate Energies-Ministry of Energy; and Gregory Germani, MD-West African Gas Pipeline Company.
The rest are Kwame Pianim, Business Economist and Investment Consultant; Anthony Paul, International Energy & Strategy Advisor-Gov’t of Trinidad and Tobago; David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior Partner-AB & David; Vicky Bright, IWD; Suleman Abubakar, Ministry of Energy; William Hutton-Mensah, Managing Director-PDS; Seth Twum Akwaboah, Executive Secretary-AGI; David Ampofo, Channel Two Communications; Kate Papafio Quartey, CEO-Reroy Group; Kimathi Kuenyehia, Managing Partner-Kimathi & Partners; and Ismael Edjekumhene, Executive Director- KITE.