Hon. Lydia Alhassan Appointed To Serve on the Energy Commission Board
Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan , Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency has been appointed a commissioner to serve on a seven (7 ) member Energy Commission Board.
The Energy Commission was established with the mission to regulate and manage the development and utilization of energy resources in Ghana to ensure the provision of affordable energy supplies in a reliable, efficient and secured manner in order to promote the social and economic well-being of the people of Ghana, enhance environmental quality and public safety.
Hon. Lydia Alhassan holds an EMBA Marketing from the prestigious University of Ghana Business School. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
For 25 years, Hon. Alhassan has been running a wholesale pharmaceutical conglomerate in Ghana which was established by her good self.
Hon. Lydia Alhassan brings on board a solid wealth of experience from her previous membership on Minerals Commission Board where she worked hand in hand with other board members to spearhead reforms into our mining industry.
The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon also serves as the First Deputy Majority Whip in Parliament and a Member of the Mines and Energy as well as the Health Committee.
Hon. Lydia Alhassan is also the Women’s Caucus Leader of the 8th Parliament.
Hon. Lydia Alhassan has demonstrated enviable footprint in previous leadership and philanthropic roles such as the Vice chairman of Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association of Ghana, as an executive member of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, as Treasurer of the Women’s fellowship, Accra Ridge Church, Spintex Branch and as the Regional Chairperson (Southern Sector), of Lions Club Ghana from 2014 to 2015 and enviably the President for Accra Premier Lions Club in 2005.
Hon Lydia Alhassan has won several awards for her contribution to national development, Most recent of them is the Woman of Excellence award 2017 and Personality of the Year for 2021 all from the Ghana Parma Awards.
The Board is Chaired by immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof Ebenezer Oduro with other members as Ing. Oscar Kojo Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary , Dr Kodjo Esseim Mensah Abrampa, Dr Isaac Frimpong Mensah-Bonsu, Mr Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi and Mr Dari Bismark Haruna.
The board was sworn into office on 31st August, 2021 by the Honorable Minister of Energy, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Accra.