Council Of State Member Atikpo Bags Another Energy Honour
The Executive Chairman of Gulf Energy, Richard K. Atikpo, has been honoured for his contributions to the energy sector and his election to the office of the Council of State in Ghana.
He received a citation of honour from the Association of Oil Marketing Companies Executive Revellers meeting which took place last week at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
The award was presented to him by the Rector of GIMPA, Prof Philip Ebow Bondzie-Simpson.
His company, Gulf Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Lemla Petroleum Limited was recognised as one of the Top 10 Petroleum Industry leaders of 2020.
Receiving the award, Mr Atikpo, who is also the owner of Legon Cities Football Club expressed his appreciation for the honour done him.
The newly-elected member of the Council of State representing the Oti Region is expected to bring his expertise to bear in the oil sector as a member of the body that advises the President of the Republic.
“I am extremely humbled by this honour done me. This has surely come about by dint of hard work and the support of all of you. The industry is a very challenging and competitive one but I am confident that we can only get better with time as a leading player in the world in the not too distant future,” he stressed.
Present at the ceremony included the Energy Minister-Designate Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Chief Director of the Energy Ministry Lawrence Apaalse, Director in charge of Petroleum Downstream Mr Ali Nuhu Abeka , Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority Professor Alexander Dodoo, First Chairman of AOMC Yaw Agyemang-Duah, UPPF Coordinator Samuel Asare Bediako, and officials of the National Petroleum Authority.