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Justice Ohene-Akoto wins Rising Star award

The Vice President of the World Energy Council's Future Energy Leaders Ghana, (FEL Ghana), Justice Ohene-Akoto has won the Rising Star award at the recent Ghana Energy Awards 2020.

He was recognised for, proving through his work that success and recognition are achievable even during the difficulties presented by Covid-19.

The Co-Founder of Maiseville Groupe Company Limited was assessed on the following criteria; i. Achievements ii. Challenges solved over the year in review iii. Potential iv. Strategic vision.

Mr. Ohene-Akoto won this award out of the seven nominees in the category.

The ceremony came off on October 30, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The Ghana Energy Awards aims to recognize the efforts, innovation and excellence stalwarts within the energy sector and to celebrate tremendous work of the players competing under various categories of the awards.

This year's, several honorary awards for various efforts toward battling the pandemic were given.

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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