Seven employees from Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) were honored at the Women in Mining and Energy Awards (WiMEA) held at the Mövenpick Hotel in Accra over the weekend. While the awards primarily focus on recognizing women, a special “Man of the Year Award” was presented to Ing. Bernard Gyan, Director of GRIDCo’s Technical Services Department. In his acceptance speech, Ing. Gyan expressed gratitude for the recognition and emphasized the important contributions of women in his career. He encouraged other men to appreciate and support the role of women in their lives.

The list of awardees from GRIDCo included:

  • Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) – Best Company in Mentorship Programmes and Initiatives 2023
  • Ing. Bernard Gyan – WiMEA Man of the Year 2023
  • Ing. Mrs. Doreen Ampadu – Rising Star Award 2023
  • Ing. Harriet Owusu Banie – Outstanding Technical Expert (Energy)
  • Ing. Mrs. Elikem Obou – Digital Transformation Pioneer Award 2023
  • Emily Otoo Asare (Mrs.) – Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the year 2023
  • Naa Borteley Amartey (Mrs.) – Mentor of the Year Award 2023

GRIDCo received a total of seven awards out of the twenty-two presented at the event, making them the most awarded organization. AngloGold Ashanti received five awards, and the Volta River Authority (VRA) received four. Other organizations such as the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), the Minerals Income and Investment Fund (MIIF), Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), and PetroSol also received multiple awards.

WiMEA is an initiative of the Ministry of Energy and serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in Ghana’s mining and energy sectors.