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Justice Ohene-Akoto wins forty under 40 award for manufacturing solar generators

Co-Founder of Maiseville Groupe Company Limited, Justice Ohene-Akoto, has been recognised at this year's Forty Under 40 awards ceremony.

He was given an honorary award for his contribution to the science and technology sector as a manufacturer of solar generators.

Mr Ohene-Akoto was part of six other people in various sectors to be handed honorary awards at the occasion.

The event which came off on Friday, September 25, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra was hosted by broadcaster, Nathaniel Attoh.

The annual award scheme acknowledges and honours 40 young people making strides in various industries.

The event was organized by Xodus communications, handlers of the Ghana Oil & Gas Awards, Ghana Auto Awards, Ghana Aviation Awards and Ghana Manufacturing Awards.

About Justice Ohene-Akoto

As part of his achievements, he is the National Vice-President of the World Energy Council's Future Energy Leaders Ghana (FEL Ghana) and a member of the Board of Trustees for GrandHedge International.

He works as an Electrical Engineer at the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO) and is a member of the Chamber of Independent Power Producers Distributors and Bulk Consumers, Ghana (CIPDIB).

In the past, he was a keen member of the Ghana Taskforce that historically launched the Future Energy Leaders Ghana (FEL Ghana) in 2017. In 2018, he represented the Ghana Member Committee of the World Energy Council at the World Energy Week in Milan, 2018.

He is a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) and the Ghana Institution of Engineering.

Mr Justice Ohene-Akoto, who is an industry player and a Postgraduate Researcher helps bridge the gap between these sectors. He has worked on a number of research projects which include, "Generation of Electricity from Wind Energy for a Home Using Qblade software" and "Detection of inter-turn fault in Power Transformers using Fozzy Logic", which have been accepted by the 2020 International Conference of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEEE' 20) to be presented at the 28th World Congress on engineering in London.

He is most passionate about the African Energy sector and believes Ghana and Africa will become a force to reckon with if untapped resources are taken advantage of effectively and efficiently.

In his view, Africa can become a hub and exporter of clean and affordable energy to other parts of the world.

As a way to give back to society, Justice volunteers as a professional mentor with Brighter Investment where he provides advisory services, coaching and directions to students in tertiary institutions. Others include volunteering in the annual Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs (YALE) summit.

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