An online news portal dedicated for the dissemination of energy news from Ghana and beyond has been officially launched in Accra.
The launching of the first Ghana energy news portal which took place at the British Council Auditorium in the nation's capital, brought together participants from the energy sector, Civil Society Organisations, prospective investors, students and the media.
The portal, Energy News Africa.com, has the objective to among other things bring to fore happenings in the energy sector to industry players and entities.
Launching the portal in Accra on Wednesday, the Executive Secretary for the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission ( PURC), Madam Maame Dufie Ofori called on energy sector players to help the website to succeed on its mandate.
She applauded the efforts of Mr. Michael Creg Afful for the creation of a website solely for the dissemination of energy news internally and beyond.
She encouraged management of the portal to always portray Ghana and Africa in their reportage so as to sell the energy prospects in the continent to the outside world.
She however cautioned the managers of the portal led by Michael Creg Afful to ensure that all news contents are carefully verified before they are put into the public domain to ensure Credibility and originality.
The former Energy Commission's Director, Dr. Ampofo was optimistic the website will be a resource tool for Energy sector players, researchers and students .
People and industries in the sector will always rely on Energy News Africa portal for vital energy information, Dr. Ampofo emphasised.
He added that the portal has come at an appropriate and that the future looks very bright for Michael and his team members if they managed the portal very well.
We must also look at how we manage the financial aspects such as advertisements and subscriptions to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability.
To this end, Dr. Ampofo called on energy sector organisations to advertise on the portal so as to help sustain the media organisation.
On his part, Mr. Michael Creg Afful, admitted challenges in coming up with the website but was quick to expressed their determination and resolve to succeed with or without challenges.
He added that the idea of coming up with the website came from the PURC Executive Secretary and was thankful for her advise.
A representative from Institute of Energy and Security ( IES), applauded the creation of the website and requested for the posting of upcoming events and programs in the energy and power sectors on the website to help increase its viewership.