The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi, has commended the Ghana Energy Awards (GEA) for its maiden event held in 2017. He said the event, which seeks to recognize the efforts and achievements of key players in the country’s energy sector, was unique and its meritocracy is unmatched.
However, he urged the organizers to direct their focus towards institutionalizing the event, laying in place all the necessary structures. Mr. Hosi, sharing his views when the event organizing team called on him on Monday, advised that the awarding process incorporate most key industry persons to ensure an industry sense of ownership of the event. When the energy players are involved, he said, they could suggest critical issues that could be additional yardstick for assessing nominees.
Chairman of the Awarding panel of the GEA, Dr. Kwame Ampofo, seconding this position, noted that the GEA has an awarding panel comprised of energy industry representatives who decide on the awards criteria and are effectively involved in the entire process.
He said it was the ultimate goal of the awards to become the preeminent awards for which all industry players would earnestly aspire. He added that when all the major players come on board, notions of doubt, if any exist, would be dispelled.
The maiden event, held November last year, he said, was a massive success and appreciated the contributions of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors for its achievement. Thus, the GEA is open to worthy partnerships and invited ideas from sector players, more so from the Chamber.
Nicholas Frimpong-Manso, co-organizer of the event said the team is upgrading planning with new strategies including introducing new categories. As such, the contributions of industry leaders including CBOD was much appreciated. Henry Teinor, the main organizer in expressing his appreciation, thanked CBOD for the continuous support and partnership to this prestigious annual event.
The second edition of the Ghana Energy Awards is scheduled to come off November 30, this year.