A Deputy Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mrs. Linda Asante has been honoured as the recipient of this year’s Leadership Excellence Award.
She received the award at the third edition of the Women In Mining and Energy Award (WIMEA), held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra on Friday.
At the same event, the NPA was adjudged winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award in the energy sector.
This was in recognition of the Authority’s unrivaled commitment to rolling out various corporate social responsibility interventions including integrating social and environmental concerns in its operations for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Mrs. Asante was honoured for her exemplary leadership and hard work in the petroleum downstream industry spanning over two decades, and becoming the first staff to be promoted to this top executive position in the Authority since its establishment in 2005.
The WIMEA Award is an initiative of Ianmatsun Global Services Ltd conceptualized to identify and recognize the contribution and value addition of women to Ghana’s Mining and Energy Sectors.
It also aims to celebrate the achievements of women who have made significant contributions to these sectors.
The 2023 edition of the Awards was held on the theme “Empowering Women in Mining and Energy: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”.
In a brief acceptance remarks, Mrs Asante thanked the organizers for the honour conferred on her.
She dedicated the award to the Board, management and staff of the NPA, particularly the Chief Executive, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, for their unalloyed support and cooperation.