The Minister of Energy, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 formally inaugurated a seven-member Board for the Energy Commission at the Ministry’s conference room.
In his remarks, Dr. Prempeh charged the newly constituted governing Board of the Energy Commission to serve faithfully and diligently in order to make meaning of the trust and confidence reposed in them by President Akufo-Addo.
“I charge the Energy Commission to renew its commitment to developing and elaborating national policies and strategies for all renewable resources such as biomass, solar, geothermal, water and wind” he said
Chairman of the Board and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu expressed the Board’s readiness to tackle the challenges of the industry and the Commission. “We shall work as a team to ensure that the Commission lives up to expectations as a regulator” he said.
He continued “We must also do same for technologies, as well as the demand and supply side of management, including solar photovoltaic systems for both stand-alone and grid connected, wind energy resource assessment and generation, small hydro development in Ghana covering mini, micro; biomass/biofuel and wood fuel resource assessment, development and generation”.
Other members on the Board include, Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon and 1st Deputy Majority Whip Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Executive Secretary of the Commission Ing. Oscar Kojo Amonoo-Neizer, Dr. Kodjo Esseim Mensah-Abrampa, Dr. Isaac Frimpong Mensah-Bonsu, Mr. Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi and Mr. Dari Bismark Haruna ( Kpembewura)
The Energy Commission is required by law to regulate and manage the development and utilisation of energy resources in Ghana as well as to provide the legal, regulatory and supervisory framework for all providers of energy in the country, specifically by granting licenses for the transmission, wholesale, supply, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas and related matters.