The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah has picked up two separate awards for his meritorious service to the Port Authority.
The first award was at the 8th Edition of the Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards, where Paul Ansah 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 sustain 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 into him being awarded.
After receiving the award for best Maritime and Ports Industry CEO of the Year, Paul Ansah said he is honoured to receive the award on behalf of the organisation saying it is testament to the work that has been put in. “I dedicate the award to the entire workforce and able management,” he said.
He assured that, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is even more charged now to put in their 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 GPHA is being driven through innovation with the automation of all business processes and that include 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 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 recognize both private and public service executives for their accomplishments over the year.
Additionally, Mr. Paul Asare Ansah was also honoured with the Crystal Achievement Award by the United Clergy International Association Worldwide (UCIA) at the British Council. According to the faith-based group, Mr. Paul Asare Ansah has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities toward the growth of the Ghana Port and Harbours Authority.
They explained that the award, is to encourage Mr. Paul Asare Ansah to continue in his service to humanity through effective port management systems that frown upon corruption.
The United Clergy International Association Worldwide (UCIA) is a decency 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.
The association awarded him with other great individuals for their quest in recognizing and resisting corruption in leadership.
This year, the Founder and Executive Chairman for United Clergy International Association, Bishop Dr. Kwame Aburam Anoff Snr. honoured other outstanding individuals during its 5th Anniversary and 4th ever global Achievers Leadership Awards ceremony.