Ing. Andrew Barfour
Project Coordinator – GEDAP, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
Ing. Andrew Tonto Barfour is the Director/Project Coordinator, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) at the Ministry of Energy, Ghana. He is a Professional Electrical Engineer and a Fellow and a Past President of Ghana Institution of Engineers (Gh.I.E) He is also a Fellow of Institute of Directors. In 2016 he was given a National Award (Member of the Order of Volta) for his meritorious services to Ghana.
He holds B.Sc Eng. (Electrical, Power) from University of Science & Technology, UST, Kumasi He also holds Post – Graduate Certificates in Advanced Power Systems and Project Planning & Management. He also possesses an MBA in Utility Management from University College of Dublin (UCD) Dublin, Ireland.
He rose through the ranks to become a Regional Director, Western, Ashanti Region, Accra East Regions of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). He got his appointment to become Director of Operations from August 2002 till April 2009 when he was seconded to the Ministry of Energy as Director/Project Coordinator-GEDAP (Ghana Energy Development & Access Project). He has since October 2009 retired from ECG and is full time Consultant with the Ministry of Energy on his current position.
Ing. Barfour has participated in several training and development programmes held in Ghana and Overseas.
Ing. Barfour has delivered several papers at both local and international conferences and has presented over 40 papers on electrical engineering and related subjects at various Technical Conferences/Workshops locally and overseas including a paper on Energy for all: Financing Access for the poor, a paper presented at International Energy Agency (IEA) – Workshop in Paris, and also contributed to the review of the World Energy Outlook 2011& 2014 by the IEA.
He is the Chairman of Board of Directors of Lansah Chemist, Kumasi and was also the Chairman of the Managing Trustees of the VRA-Resettlement Trust Fund ( August, 2009 –March, 2018 He is a Director on the Board of Tropical Cable and Conductors Limited TCCL), Tema.