By Benjamin Akoto, GNA
13, GNA – The Excellence Leadership Impact Award (ELIA), an award scheme
organized by Riches Theological Bible University College has honored, Mr
Michael Baah, the Eastern Regional General Manager of Power Distribution
Services (PDS) as the 2019 ELIA personality of the year.
At a short
ceremony organized in Koforidua, 21 other individuals and organizations were
also honoured for their dedicated service to the society.
the honours was the Barber Shop of the year, which went to Jackie Joe Barbering
Shop and the best Chop Bar award won by Obaa Yaa’s chop bar.
recipients are Capital View Hotel which was honoured as the best three-star
hotel of the year, with the restaurant of the year going to Havilah Restaurant.
Safe Gold Hotel
was also honoured as the best one-star hotel of the year.
Speaking to the
media after the ceremony, Mr Baah dedicated the award to his staff and all who
have supported and contributed to his life in diverse ways.
He called on
the youth to be dedicated to their work and strive for excellence in all their
Richard Offei, the President of ELIA Awards and founder of Riches Theological
Bible University College, said the awards were aimed at recognizing the efforts
of various people for their service to the society.
He urged the
youth to look for opportunities around them to create work for themselves and
Mr Baah was
employed by the then Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in September, 1992 as
an assistant electrical engineer trainee at Sub transmission Division of ECG in
After lots of
exploits in his field and attaining other top positions he was transferred to
the Ashanti Region in May 2000 as the Regional Maintenance Engineer.
He was later
transferred to the Eastern Region in November 2008 as the Regional Engineer
with a mission to improve upon the quality of electricity supply in the region.
became possible with the support of other electrical engineers and technician
engineers at his disposal and gradually supply improved dramatically.
He was then
appointed the acting General Manager of the Eastern Region in April 2015, and then
made the substantive General Manager in October 2016, a position he has held