Accra, Dec. 2, GNA - Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reroy Cables, an indigenous cable manufacturing company emerged winner of this year’s energy personality of the year award (female category) in Accra.
Dr Ofosu Ahenkorah, the Executive Secretary of Energy Commission won the Energy personality of the year (male category), while Mr William Amuna, former CEO of GRIDCO won the CEO of the year in the power sector and Mr Patrick Akorli, CEO of Goil won the CEO of the year in the petroleum category.
Bui Power Authority won the emerging energy company of the year (power), Strategic power solutions won the emerging energy company of the year (renewable) and Blue Ocean Investment company won the emerging energy company of the year (petroleum).
The awards organised by the Ghana Energy Awards Committee, was to recognise individuals and corporate bodies in 20 categories, which is endorsed by the World Energy Council, Ghana, Ministry of Energy and its agencies.
It is aimed at recognising the achievements, success, efforts, innovation and excellence of corporate entities as well as individuals in the energy sector.
Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources commended the award winners for their contributions in building a viable energy sector in the country.
He said renewable energy was needed to pay attention to and that government had showed commitment towards its feasibility and its policy towards renewable was not encouraging and called on all stakeholders to work towards migrating into renewable to be competitive in the market.
Mrs Quartey-Papafio was in April awarded by the Ghana Entrepreneurs Foundation, and inducted into entrepreneur hall of fame, for her outstanding and innovative performance and is the first female cable manufacturer in the ECOWAS sub region.
Her company manufactures quality electrical and telecom cables and conductors and has grown tremendously over the years, employing over 100 workers, produces for local and international markets, and contributes significantly to the growth and development of the country.
Other award categories included; CEO of the year power and petroleum, industry leadership award, power and petroleum,emerging energy company of the year, renewable and power and energy institution of the year.