Ghana takes over chairmanship of WAGP Committee of Ministers
Accra 15th July, 2016: The Minister for Petroleum, Hon Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah on July 12, 2016 was named chairman of the West African Gas Pipeline Project (WAGP) Committee of Ministers. The immediate past chairman, Hon. Ibe Kachikwu made this announcement at the just ended Committee of Ministers meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.
Addressing delegates as the new chairman, Hon Buah assured delegates of Ghana’s readiness to continue providing the needed leadership to ensure that WAPCo works effectively as was envisioned by ECOWAS. He further pledged to continue the good leadership of his predecessor and asked for support from all member countries.
Hon Buah also called for the restructuring of the West African Pipeline Company (WAPCo) to make it more commercially viable and focused. The Minister also emphasized on the need for all member countries to work together to strengthen WAPCo and expand the infrastructure to other countries within the sub-region. “If our countries will develop, we have to plan and develop collectively. “It is very necessary that we resolve our energy challenges together to ensure constant supply of electricity in the sub-region” he added.
The committee is made up of Energy Ministers from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Edward Abambire Bawa