More members of the country’s diplomatic community have confirmed their appearance at the 6th Ghana Energy Awards slated for November 25, 2022 at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
The list includes Ozlem Ergun Uluesen, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana; Berenice Owen-Jones, the Australian Ambassador; Sandra Winkler, Director, Member Network and Institutional Relations, World Energy Council; Hannah Roth, representative from the KfW Development Bank; Albert Kan-Dapaah Jnr., African Continental Free Trade Area; among others.
Special Guest of Honour for the event would be President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Also present will be Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Energy and his deputies, as well as Members of Parliament and captains of the energy industry.
The 2022 Ghana Energy Awards is under the theme ‘Global Decarbonisation: A Just and Equitable Energy Transition in Ghana’. The scheme is aimed to recognise excellence and innovation in the country’s energy sector as well as individuals and organisations making giant strides as stakeholders in the industry.
It is organised by the Energy Media Group in partnership with GP Business Consulting, and is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy, World Energy Council Ghana, with validation by Mazars.
Over 100 individuals and institutions from the country’s petroleum and power sub-sectors are featured for the competitive categories for this year. Categories include the prestigious Energy Personality of the Year, Chief Executive of the Year – Power and Petroleum, Visionary Leadership Award, among others. The special non-competitive honours comprise the Lifetime Achievement, Exemplary Leadership, Women in Energy, and Osagyefo Young Leadership Awards.
As a precursor to the main event next Friday, the GEA launched this year’s event earlier in July, and subsequently organised its flagship Energy Personalities Outreach Programme. The Awards Secretariat made courtesy calls on industry partners, and also paid working visits to nominees’ project sites to ascertain the accuracy of claims made by nominees on the ground. These activities make the GEA one of the few award schemes which insist on field verification to ensure awards won by players at the close of the review period are duly deserved.
Industry partners for this year’s GEA include the Volta River Authority, Ghana Gas, Bui Power Authority, COPEC-Ghana, National Petroleum Authority, Meinergy Technology, Sunon Asogli Power, GOIL, Energy Commission, PURC, GRIDCo, BOST, ECG, and Hendan Transport Logistics.