Africa utility leaders awarded in cape Town

Dated: 18/11/09 The Sierra Leone Conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.  This picture shows Dr Dr Kandeh K Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

 Dr Dr Kandeh K Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

TINTSWALO BALOYI
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – Dr Kandeh Yumkella, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement  Award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards held in Cape Town, South  Africa.

As Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy  for All and Chief Executive Officer of the initiative, he mobilized global  action towards a sustainable energy future and was responsible for the  planning and implementation of the initiative as well as engaging with the  leadership of relevant stakeholders in government, businesses, academia  and civil society at the highest level to advocate for and promote  sustainable energy for all.

Johannesburg’s City Power, George Airport and Akon Lighting are just some  of the exciting and pioneering power and water professionals, utilities  and projects that were winners in this year’s awards.

The winners of these prestigious industry awards in 11 different categories were announced at the gala dinner that took place on Wednesday  evening, 18 May, during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town.

More than 5000 power and water professionals have so far gathered in Cape Town for the event which ends on Thursday.

The awards were as follows:

Power Utility of the Year: City Power, South Africa

Power Utility Executive of the Year: Albert Mugo, MD & CEO KenGen, Kenya

Water Utility of the Year: The National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

Water Utility Executive of the Year: Engr. Philip Gichuki, the Managing  Director of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd

Clean Energy Project of the Year: Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

Pioneer in Project Finance: The Development Bank of Southern Africa

Community Development Project of the Year: The Noble Water Solutions

Future Leader Award: Michael Njoroge, CEO, Multi-link Group Ltd, Kenya

Power/Water Woman of the Year: Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo, Director: Business

Development, National Environment Trust Fund, Kenya

Energy/Water Efficiency Project of the Year: George Airport Solar Plant

 CAJ News

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