From Inusa Musah, Tema
The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Paul Asare Ansah, has picked two separate awards for his meritorious service to the ports authority.
The first award was at the 8th Edition of the Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards, where the Director General was awarded the Best Maritime and Ports Industry CEO of the Year.
He was among Ghana’s top entrepreneurs and executives who were celebrated.
Paul Ansah was awarded for implementing policies that have sustained Ghana’s ports as the preferred port within the sub-region.
His commitment to fetch business for the maritime economy by courting trade partners from the Sahelian regions, his drive to ensure the effective operation of the paperless regime, and his attempt to augment the export sector through collaborative efforts with other stakeholders, culminated in his awards.
After receiving the award for Best Maritime and Ports Industry CEO of the Year, Paul Ansah said he was honoured to receive the award on behalf of the organisation, saying it was testament to the work that has been put in.
He explained that the GPHA is even more charged now to put in its best to promote the port and diversify its functions, in order to maintain its position of being among the best.
“We are diversifying our activities, strong promotion for transit and transhipment, and we want to establish the Ghanaian corridor as the petrochemical hub of the West and Central African sub-region,” he said.
Paul Ansah added that the GPHA is being driven through innovation with the automation of all business processes, and that includes the paperless process at the ports.
The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka Lindsey, who represented the President of Ghana at the ceremony, charged the executives to work even harder to align with the country’s economic objectives.
He said the government has availed itself to create an enabling environment for them to effectively perform, naming the paperless system as one of the initiatives.
The Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards is held annually by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as the Ministry of Business Development, to recognise both private and public service executives for their accomplishments over the year.
Additionally, Paul Asare Ansah was honoured with the Crystal Achievement Award by the United Clergy International Association Worldwide (UCIA) at the British Council.
According to the faith-based group, Paul Asare Ansah has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities toward the growth of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
They explained that the award is to encourage Mr Asare Ansah to continue in his service to humanity, through effective port management systems that frown upon corruption.
The UCIA is a decent and orderly association that awards individuals in diverse areas of discipline, with a monitoring unit that monitors individuals who cause tremendous advancement in their quest to contribute their quota to society’s development.
This year, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the UCIA, Bishop Dr Kwame Aburam Anoff Snr, honoured other outstanding individuals during its 5th Anniversary and fourth-ever global Achievers Leadership Awards ceremony.