By Gilbert Borketey Boyefio
Orient Energy Review magazine, Africa’s most widely read energy publication on local content development across Africa, has been awarded by the Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STCCI) in Ghana for its contribution towards the promotion of local content in Africa.
With a strong presence at all major oil and gas conferences and exhibitions across the globe with specific focus on delivering insight into the African emerging market, Orient Energy Review magazine provides the most up to date and down to earth report on development issues in the areas of alternative energy, maritime, exploration, logistics, and the power sectors.
While receiving the award, Orient Energy Review magazine’s Publisher, Mrs. Nneka Ezeemo, on behalf of the management, expressed gratitude to the Executives of the STCCI for honouring the publication with the Local Content Award and promised to continue pushing the message of Local Content forward. Orient Energy Review received the award during the Local Content Awards gala dinner at the Ghana Extractive Industry Safety Conference (GEISCon) 2017 organised by the STCCI.
The STCCI has been organizing the annual Ghana Extractive Industry Safety since 2015 with Orient Energy Review magazine as a major media partner.
This year’s conference, which is the third since its inception, was on the theme: Emergency Response and Disaster Management in the Corporate Environment.
The STCCI is a business association seeking to build required capacities to promote businesses in the Western and Central regions of Ghana, and Ghana as a whole, to facilitate the creation of a world-class corporate safety system in Ghana.
Some of the thematic areas that were touched on during the two-day conference were: Safety in Crises- a Compelling Case for change; Equipment Safety and Management in Ghana; Identifying Environmental Hazards; Making Safety the success factor at the work place; and Insurance and HSE Compliance.
This year’s conference attracted a lot of participants and exhibitors from Ghana, Nigeria, Hamburg and Trinidad and Tobago, with partnership from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ghana; the International Labour Organisation (ILO); the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
In an interview with Orient Energy Review, Mr. Taiwo Folorunsho, Operations Manager, Hybrid-DGM, an exhibitor and a participant at the safety conference, underscored the need to take issues of safety serious at the workplace. He was full of praise for the foresight of the organizers of the conference.
Hybrid-DGM Ghana Limited is devoted to providing holistic services around occupational health, safety and dangerous goods management such as packing, storage and transport, consulting and professional training in the field of moving dangerous goods. Hybrid-DGM expanded its scope of services to assist air carriers: for technical assistance, cargo inspections, repack and re-document shipments in transit, or to prepare new sets of Shipper’s Declarations for Dangerous Goods by Air, under DGM’s responsibility.
The company has an accredited training centre for Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), UK; Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH), UK, National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and health (NEBOSH) UK, and Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.
Hybrid-DGM is a firm of safety and project management consultants and risks managers dedicated to prevention of losses and promotion of occupational health, safety, security, environment and project management methodologies.