Mahama meet members of Ghana Upstream Petroleum Sector

Elections Mahama meet members of Ghana Upstream Petroleum Sector

In his bid to return to government, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, John Mahama, met with members of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber in East Legon. This meeting is part of a series of engagements the sector is conducting with key stakeholders to enhance understanding of the upstream industry's dynamics.

Commenting on the meeting, John Jinapor, the former Minister of Energy, stated that the purpose was to provide Mahama and his team with an overview of the oil and gas industry and offer recommendations for its revitalization. He emphasized the need for deeper collaboration among stakeholders. Jinapor, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee, also criticized the Finance Ministry’s decision to consolidate all revenue collected by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) into a single account, stating that it does not address the current power crisis.

President Mahama expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to engage with the exploration and production companies, as well as the local and international service companies that comprise the industry. He assured them that his doors are always open for further dialogue.

About the Chamber
The Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber represents the shared interests of companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production, as well as oil field services within the country. The Chamber aims to promote, enhance, and facilitate industry growth through networking, education, industry information, and advocacy for a favorable business environment. As the voice of the industry, the Chamber provides advocacy services to its members and assists them in navigating the regulatory framework. Additionally, the Chamber offers a platform for the industry to engage with stakeholders across the economy, including local communities.

Franck Obimpeh
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