May 17, 2021

Former Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has been honoured at the Ghana Ministers of State Excellence with a citation for his achievements as a former Minister of Energy and Petroleum.

The awards scheme was instituted to recognize Ministers of State who had served the state diligently and distinguished themselves in the course of their duty to advance the development of Ghana.

Mr. Armah-Kofi Buah, who was honoured alongside other former and current Ministers of State served as a Minister of Energy and Petroleum from 2013 to 2016.

He is credited to have played a key role in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, Act 815, Petroleum Local Content and Local Participation Regulations, 2013, L.I. 2204, the establishment of the Petroleum Commission among others, which have become the bedrock of Ghana’s Petroleum Industry.

The four-time Member of Parliament for the Ellembele Constituency and currently the ranking member of Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee of Parliament, while accepting the award said he will continue to do his best for mother Ghana in all endeavors whenever given the opportunity to serve.

“It energizes me to continue to work so hard for our country Ghana that we love so much. This serves as a morale booster and motivation for the course I have chosen as an MP. I believe that when given the opportunity to serve, you must serve with honesty, humility and loyalty to mother Ghana which I will always work hard to achieve”, he said.

The former Energy and Petroleum Minister also used the occasion to acknowledge persons who played a role in his Ministerial performance and his constituent.

“Thanks to the late President J.E.A. Mills for appointing me as the Deputy Minister of Energy and Petroleum from 2009-2012 and to the former President John Dramani Mahama for promoting me as the substantive Minister of Energy and Petroleum as well as the team at the Ministries.

It’s very humbling to be celebrated today for our hard work that saw key transformational policies like the passage of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act, 919, the development and production of 3 major oil fields thus Jubilee, TEN and Sankofa which are today the key sources of government revenue. The fete being celebrated today cannot go without the mention of the establishment of Ghana Gas Company that brought Ghana to indigenous gas production and curtailed the long LPG lines and the additions of new power projects like Karpowership, Cenpower, Amandi etc to address the power crisis and our efforts to bring sanity in the downstream petroleum sector such as the price deregulation and the privatization of the BOST storage facilities to curtail annual fuel losses.”

“I dedicate this award to the good people of Ellembele and those who perished or got injured in the 2020 election. You have stood by me and trusted me to represent you for 4 terms totaling 16 years in Ghana’s Parliament and I don’t take that for granted at all”, he added.