Ghana’s Oil Will Be a Blessing and Not a Curse – Petroleum Minister Assures Chiefs

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By Gilbert Boyefio

The Minister of Petroleum and Member of Parliament for the Ellembele Constituency, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has assured the chiefs of the western region that government is working assiduously to ensure Ghana’s oil and gas becomes a blessing and not a curse.

Speaking at the second edition of the annual stakeholders meeting with the western regional house of chiefs under the theme “Development in the petroleum sector – The role of our traditional leaders”, the minister assured the Chiefs that, Government will continue to involve them in all decisions regarding the sector.

He took the opportunity to brief the chiefs and traditional rulers about the current happenings in the industry, and also addressed their concerns.

Hon Buah also used the occasion to update the chiefs on progress made in the implementation of programs and projects in the petroleum sector such as the US$7 billion OCTP Sankofa Gas project which will usher in Ghana’s third FPSO and how government is eradicating the use of solid fuel through the Rural LPG Distribution Programme.

Western region is the home of Ghana’s emerging oil and gas industry.

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