2021 SAFETY AWARENESS DAY: CHIEF EXECUTIVE CALLS ON STAFF TO DEEPEN COMMITMENT TO VRA’s SUSTAINABILITY
The Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, has called on Staff to deepen their commitment to the sustainability of the Authority’s business, noting that the future of VRA hinges on the collective efforts of Staff to rally around the Authority’s Sustainability Plan.
He made the call at the Authority’s 2021 Safety Awareness Day, which was under the theme, “VRA IN THE ERA OF COVID-19: OUR BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY” held on November 18, 2021 at all VRA Work locations.
In his address, Mr. Antwi-Darkwa intimated that acting on the lessons learnt from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business environment, Management had prioritized seven key initiatives, including the digitisation of processes and procedures, as part of measures to maintain VRA’s leadership in several aspects of its business operations and inculcate private sector mindset in public sector delivery.
He emphasised that the Authority would continue to enhance its crisis management efforts in order to build resilience to deal with future crises.
Mr. Antwi-Darkwa also used the occasion to commend staff for their fortitude, diligence and co-operation in adjusting to the new work culture occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. “But for our collective efforts, our business continuity would have been in jeopardy”, he said.
He reminded Staff that “safety has no substitute” and therefore urged all to comply with existing COVID-19 protocols including the wearing of masks “to avoid a ventilator”.
Speaking on the topic “COVID-19 and Business Sustainability: The Case of VRA”, the Guest Speaker for the event, Prof. Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah, said that the role played by Staff in ensuring the sustainability of VRA’s business could not be overemphasized. He, therefore, urged staff to exercise reasonable care in ensuring their safety both at home and work.
PRESENTATION OF WASACO AWARDS
The following Work Area Assessment Committee (WASACo) Awards were presented to deserving Departments in recognition of their efforts to ensure a safe work environment:
- 1st Position (Overall Winner) – Kpone Thermal Power Station
- 1st Runner-up – Tema Thermal Power Complex
- 2nd Runner-up – Akosombo Generating Station, Akosombo
- 1st Position (Overall Winner) – Investment Dept., Kpone
- 1st Runner-up – Commercial Services Dept., Kpone
- 2nd Runner-up – Real Estate and Security Dept., Aboadze
- Best Subsidiary Award - PROPCo