The Ghana National Gas Company organizers of “The Gas Challenge” on Wednesday 27 October 2021 launched the second tertiary edition of the competition at the Bediako Memorial Auditorium of the GNAT Hall - Accra.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company, Dr Ben K.A Asante who launched this year’s edition was of the view that Gas is the future, hence the Gas Challenge is aimed at building the necessary capacity and also creating awareness about what the Gas industry is all about.
“Gas is going to be the bridge between the fossil fuel and for renewable energy. We are very excited to be in this industry and we know that with your presence here today we are looking forward to what is going to happen in future and also to build the necessary and requisite capacity. It is in this light of building capacity and raising the consciousness and the awareness of what gas is about that the 2021 edition of the gas challenge is being held.” he stated
Also in attendance were Hon Joseph Cudjoe the Minister for Public Enterprises, Mrs Augustina Abena Asare (Head of the Government Relations Department of Ghana National Gas company and the Head of the Planning Committee of the Gas Challenge).
The Competition is expected to be held in three zones, thus zone one (1) being schools in the Greater Accra Region, Zone Two (2) comprising of schools in the Ashanti and Bono Regions and Zone three (3) will host schools in the Western Region.
The competition which is geared towards demystifying the gas industry saw competitors from the University of Ghana(UG), Reginal Maritime University(RMU) and the Ghana Communications Technology University(GCTU) making up Zone 1, with the University of Ghana coming out as winners of Zone 1 with 63 points.
Similar contests are expected to be held in Kumasi and Takoradi in the quest to get the three slots filled for the final scheduled to be held in Accra on Wednesday 24th November 2021.