President Akufo-Addo has appointed the immediate-past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu to a top position to regulate the Energy sector of Ghana.
Prof Oduro Owusu is expected to chair the Board of the Energy Commission of Ghana with a mandate to regulate and manage the development and utilization of energy resources in Ghana as well as to provide the legal, regulatory and supervisory framework for all providers of energy in the country, specifically by granting licenses for the transmission, wholesale, supply, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas and related matters.
Other members of the committee include the KpembeWura Dari Bismark Harruna, Lydia Seyram Alhassan (MP Ayawaso West Wuogon), Oscar Kojo Amonoo-Neizer, Dr. Kojo Esseim Mensah-Abrampah, Dr. Isaac Frimpong Mensah-Bonsu, and Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi,
Ebenezer Oduro Owusu (born at Tarkwa, on 11 December 1960) was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana from 1 August, 2016 to 31 July, 2021. In this role, he was the principal academic and administrative officer of the university. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu is a professor of entomology at the Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science and prior to his appointment as vice-chancellor, he was the provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences at the University of Ghana.
Ebenezer Oduro Owusu was born to Ebenezer Owusu Okyere who hails from Mpraeso-Kwahu and Florence Ekua Soma Intsiful (deceased), who hailed from Elmina.
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