Students of the Achimota School have been urged to take their studies seriously and pursue their goals with determination to succeed in life.
Mrs. Kate Papafio-Quartey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reroy Group who emerged the 2017 Female Energy Personality of the Year, said determination, discipline, consistency and strong focus are crucial to success. She said it is important for the students to be focused and work towards achieving their goals.
Mrs. Papafio-Quartey gave this advice at the 2017 Energy Personalities Outreach Programme on the theme: “Preparing the Minds of Future Leaders,” organized by the Ghana Energy Awards.
She urged them not to give up in life since life is full of challenges and the road to success is not smooth.
She recalled her experiences as she strived to make it in life, selling kerosene at age nine for instance, but it took determination and persistence to overcome the challenges that came her way.
She expressed the belief that power is everything as far as economic activities are concerned, urging them to start looking at opportunities since there are lots to tap into, while they spend more time on their greatest strengths rather than weaknesses.
She urged the students to be ready to make the necessary sacrifices in order to realize their goals.
Dr. Ofoso Ahenkorah, the Executive Secretary of Energy Commission, charged the students to start brainstorming on their future aspirations since that would be the beginning of their success in life.
He advised them to consult people in any decision they intend to take for good counsel and make the best out of it.
Dr. Ahenkorah, who won the Male Energy Personality of the Year 2017, advised the students to conserve energy in their homes since it is key to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system for the future.
He said it was the quickest and least costly way of addressing energy, security, environmental and economic challenges.
Dr. Kwame Ampofo, the Chairman of the Ghana Energy Awards Panel, said the event is to afford the students the opportunity to interact with the personalities to serve as their mentors in determining their future careers.
He said the Awards aim to recognize the efforts, innovation and excellence stalwarts within the energy sector and to celebrate the tremendous work of the players competing under the various categories.