Six finalists have been announced for the fourth edition of the Quarry Life Award (QLA) competition organised by the Ghacem Limited, a subsidiary of Heidelbergcement Group.

They are Evans Ewald Nkrumah from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – KNUST; Daniel Adusu (University of Energy-Sunyani), Emily Esenam Bansah (University of Mines and Technology, UMAT), Kwame Konadu Yeboah (KNUST), Abraham Addo-Ansah Allotey from the Forestry Commission and Edmund Schandorff of the University of Mines and Technology.

They were selected out of forty four applicants who submitted proposals for consideration for the 4th edition of the QLA. The QLA National Coordinator, Kwabena Labi Addo who addressed the media at a short ceremony in Accra to announce the 6 finalists observed the jury had a huge challenge during the short listing. “Unlike the previous edition which had 25 entries, this year recorded a tremendous number of 44, an increase of about 80% hence selecting 6 was a difficult task more especially as most of the projects that failed to make it to the final six were equally good.” Mr. Addo was optimistic the 6 projects chosen is of Scientific rigour “which is the key cardinal point for the research” he noted and commended the National Jury members for the good work.

Also present to endorse the 6 projects were the QLA National Jury Members including: Dr. Erasmus Owusu, a Conservation Biologist and Head of Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science, University of Ghana-Legon, Dr. Daniel E.K.A. Siaw, Land Reclamation & Rehabilitation Department, KNUST, Mr. Yaw Kwakye, of the Climate Change Unit of the Forestry Commission and Mr. Solomon Ayiah, the QLA Communications Coordinator.