InstinctWave UK- Nairobi, September 9, 2023. The 2023 Africa Public Sector Awards took place over the weekend in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Being the 4th edition organized by InstinctWave Limited, the historical moment saw several notable institutions from Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana and Nigeria receive awards for their excellence in public service delivery.
InstinctWave Chief Executive Officer Akin Naphtal explained that being the only continental recognition and reward scheme of its kind, the Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards’ first edition took place in 2018 in Accra Ghana and has since then grown to become a truly inclusive program which has seen public sector managers in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana cited for great achievements in their specific areas of responsibility.
“We are extremely excited to present the awards here in Nairobi, which has just held a highly successful Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week. As an ISO certified company that is domiciled in the UK, with offices in Ghana and Nigeria, we are proud to have set up a satellite here in Kenya,” he noted.
Her Excellency Kenya’s second lady, Pastor Dr. Dorcas Rigathi delivered the keynote address during which she was presented with the award for her Outstanding Catalyst in Vulnerability Empowerment for her work with supporting the boy child.
The Electricity Company of Ghana scooped the first position, also known as Gold, in the Public Sector Team of the year 2023, followed by Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company of Ghana with Silver, while the Bronze went to Kenya’s National Environmental Management Authority.
The Public Sector Woman of the Year award was presented to Jeanette Chanda Makgolo, Commissioner General for the Botswana Unified Revenue Service while Immigration Woman of Inspiration was collected by Ms. Evelyne Cheluget, the first ever female Director General of Kenya’s Immigration Services.
Hon Peninah Maloza, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage in Kenya was awarded Tourism Woman of the Year. Kabale Tache Arero, CEO of National Land Commission, received the award for Public Sector Woman of the Year.
The Public Sector CEO award went to Edwin Alfred Provencal, the Managing Director of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company. Hon. Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry received the award for Cabinet Secretary of the Year for having successfully run the Africa Climate Summit that resulted in the Nairobi Declaration.
Nana Kwesi Agyekum Dwamena, the head of Ghana’s Public Service, received the recognition for his Lifetime Achievement while Mombasa Governor H.E Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Socio-economic Development.
Other awards included the Most Promising Public Sector Agency of the Year award for Ghana Library Authority, Circular Economy Leadership Award to Jospong Group of companies, Sustainable Public Sector Project to Kenya National Highway Authority for the Nairobi Expressway while the award for Innovation in Shipping Services was given to the Ghana Shippers Authority.
As the Africa Tourism Regulator Award was presented to Kenya Tourism Regulatory Authority, Kenya Revenue Authority picked the Public Sector Campaign of the Year Award while cognition for Excellence in Data Protection Education and Awareness went to Kenya’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
“These awards are an opportunity for the government to showcase its work and the impact they are making in their respective communities and citizens. Those of us who attended the Africa Public Sector Conference will agree with me that the platform offered great insights from the speakers and panelists, opening a window into the challenges and opportunities for us to elevate the public sector’s role in driving innovation, the green agenda, technology, enterprise, the blue economy and inclusion of women and young people at the policy level and at decision making tables,” explained Naphtal.
Here is the full list of award winners.
Africa Top 50 Companies in Sustainability
|1||Africa Top 50 Companies in Sustainability IHS Towers|
|2||Africa Top 50 Companies in Sustainability Energy Commission|
|3||Africa Top 50 Companies in Sustainability Jospong Group of Companies (JGC)|
|4||Africa Top 50 Companies in Sustainability National Petroleum Authority Ghana|
|1||Most Promising Public Sector Agency of the Year Ghana Library Authority|
|2||Circular Economy Leadership Award Jospong Group of Companies (JGC)|
|3||Excellence in Urban Water Services Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL)|
|4||Excellence in Petroleum Infrastructure Development National Petroleum Authority (NPA)|
|5||Excellence in Data Protection Education & Awareness Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC)|
|6||Best Use of Technology to Revolutionize CX Botswana Unified Revenue Service|
|7||Sustainable Public Sector Project (Nairobi Express) Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)|
|8||Business Development Initiative of the Year: The G water Bottling Plant Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL)|
|9||Innovation in Shipping Services Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA)|
|10||Best Use of Technology in Service Delivery (eTIIMS) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)|
|11||Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility GNPC Foundation|
|12||Most Transformed Public Sector Agency of the Year Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST)|
|13||Africa Tourism Regulator of the Year Tourism Regulatory Authority|
|14||Public Sector Campaign of the Year (The Revenue Mobilization Exercise) Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)|
|15||Environmental Agency of the Year National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)|
|16||Public Sector Brand of the Year Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)|
|17||Public Sector Team of the Year Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)|
Individual Award Winners List
|1||Young Public Sector CEO of the Year Mr. Hayford Siaw Executive Director Ghana Library Authority|
|2||Industry Leadership Award (Oil and Gas) Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah Chief Executive Officer Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)|
|3||Green Business Leader of the Year Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong Founder/Chairman Jospong Group of Companies|
|4||Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Water Solutions Dr. Clifford Braimah Chief Executive Officer Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL)|
|5||Exceptional Leader in Sustainable Power Distribution and Reliability Samuel Dubik Mahama Managing Director Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)|
|6||Transformational Leader in Petroleum Downstream Industry Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid Chief Executive Officer National Petroleum Authority (NPA)|
|7||Sustainable Shipping Steward of the Year Benonita Bismarck Chief Executive Officer Ghana Shippers Authority|
|8||Outstanding Woman in Public Service Ing. Mabel Amoako-Atta Executive Secretary Public Services Commission, Ghana|
|9||Visionary Leadership Award Ing. Oscar Amonoo- Neizer Executive Secretary Energy Commission|
|10||Outstanding Woman in Public Service Wilhelmina Asamoah Chief Director Ministry of Energy|
|11||Public Sector Digital Transformation Award Ahmed Abdulkadir Ahmed Team Lead, Enterprise Content Management Petroleum Technology Development Fund|
|12||Outstanding Woman in Public Service Benonita Bismarck Chief Executive Officer Ghana Shippers Authority|
|13||Environmental CEO of the Year Mamo Boru Mamo Director General National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)|
|14||Transformational Leadership Award in Energy Sector Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh Minister Ministry of Energy|
|15||Transformational Leadership Award in Tourism Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal Minister Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture|
|16||Principal Secretary of the Year Ms. Teresiah Mbaika Malokwe Principal Secretary State Department for Devolution|
|17||CS of the Year Hon Soipan Tuya, CBS Cabinet Secretary Environment, Climate Change and Forestry|
|18||Outstanding Contribution to Socio-economic Development HE. Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir Governor County Government of Mombasa|
|19||Outstanding Catalyst in Vulnerability Empowerment Award H.E Pastor Dr. Dorcas Rigathi Second Lady of the Republic of Kenya Office of the Deputy President|
|20||Public Sector Woman of the Year Jeanette Chanda Makgolo Commissioner General Botswana Unified Revenue Service|
|21||Public Sector Woman CEO of the Year Kabale Tache Arero CEO/Secretary National Land Commission|
|22||Public Sector CEO of the Year Edwin Alfred Provencal Managing Director Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST)|
|23||Life Time Achievement Award Nana Kwesi Agyekum Dwamena Head Office of the Head of Civil Service|