The acting Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Alex Mould, has called for increased participation by the state to enable Ghana to fully realise and retain the benefits that the oil and gas operations hold for the country.
The International Institute of ICT Journalism, otherwise called Penplusbytes is partnering the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) to develop a digital platform to enable citizens participate in the oversight role of monitoring Ghana’s oil and gas sector.
The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has said it is important to support the Volta River Authority (VRA) with operational and maintenance experts at the Takoradi Thermal Plant.
Private developers have encroached on the buffer zone created around the 110-kilometre multi-million dollar gas pipeline from the Atuabo Gas Processing site in the Ellembelle District to the Aboadze Thermal Plant in the Shama District in the Western Region.
Kosmos Energy, an oil company, has so far invested $3 billion in Ghana’s oil sector. It has also decided to invest additional $2 billion in the sector which will go a long way to offer more employment opportunities to the people.
The fifth Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Ghana Africa Conference, has ended with a call on the government to take advantage of the oil boom in the country to establish an all purpose university to focus on oil and gas.