The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) won three awards at the 3rd Project Management Excellence Awards at the Royal Senchi Hotel in Akosombo from the 20th to 21st July 2023.
The power distribution company won the ‘State Organisation Project of the Year’ with its novel ‘Power App Enhancement Project’ with Mr Ampem Asare as the Project Manager. Facing stiff competition from other state organisations, the award category sought to recognise and reward State Organizations for their efforts in optimising business operations by adopting digitalisation and innovation to deliver customer convenience.
Again, Ing. Patrice Afenyo, General Manager, Special Projects, won the ‘Project Manager of the Year’ Award. He was recognised for successfully leading the EFOT Project Management team in delivering key strategic projects, including the Pokusase and Kasoa BSPs & ICCs; the Metering Management System (MMS); Outage Management System (OMS) and the UGMC & Kanda Primary Substations and interconnecting circuits as the Programme Manager.
In addition, the ECG won the flagship award, ‘Project of the Year’ with the $50M Kasoa BSP/ICC Project, which was executed under the EFOT Programme with funding from the Millenium Challenge Compact (MCC) II and with Ing. Felix K. Akpagloh as the Project Manager.
Forty (40) Project Management Professionals (PMPs) from cross-functional directorates and regions, through the coordination of the corporate Project Management Office (PMO), represented the company at the awards. The Director of Engineering, Ing. Jacqueline Ofori-Atta, led the team at the ceremony.
The two-day conference under the theme ‘Driving Organizational Performance and Agility with Project Management’ attracted over 300 in-person delegates, with an additional 250 virtual delegates from Ghana and countries across Africa.
Key Speakers at the conference's plenary session included the Managing Director of ECG, Mr Samuel Dubik Mahama, who spoke on the topic, ‘Leveraging the Power of Leadership in Influencing Project Management to drive organisational performance.’
Other plenary speakers at the Conference included Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, Minister for Works and Housing; Mr Edwin Provencal, CEO of BOST; Mr. George Asamani, MD of PMI Sub-Sahara Africa; Dr. Lee R. Lambert, co-founder of the internationally acclaimed PMP certification; Mr. Ike Nwankwo, PMI Global Executive Council Member and Dr. Moses Adoko, the Chief Knowledge Officer of NASA, Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA.
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