Ghana Gas saves $5,000 monthly after local engineers took over from expatriates – Energy Committee

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Dr Benjamin K.D Asante,CEO of Ghana Gas

Members of Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy have commended Ghana National Gas Company over the indigenisation of the company which saves the country over 5,000 dollars every month.

According to them, the monies saved every month was as a result of the work of local engineers who took over from the expatriate staff.

The Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee of Mines and Energy made this known during a day’s working visit to the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant Atuabo in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region to abreast themselves with the operations and assess the activities the company.

The Parliamentary Select Committee of Mines and Energy, as part of their oversight responsibility has paid a working visit to the Ghana National Gas Company at Atuabu to abreast themselves with the operations of the gas processing plant.

The visit led by the Vice Chairman of the Committee, George Mireku Duker, who is also the Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem was to also assess the activities of the company and the way forward.

Ghana Gas which started commercial operations in 2014 is currently undertaking an expansion exercise to enable it process more gas by 2024 for both power generation plants and private businesses to easily off-take reliable supply of gas.

Apart from the existing pipelines, the company is also expanding its massive infrastructure activities to the corridors of Prestea enclave which will be hopefully completed by June this year to enable private industries to easily access reliable gas from the company.

Currently, the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant is being managed by local engineers which according to management and government is saving the country over 5,000 dollars monthly.

The Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee of Mines and Energy who is also the Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker applauded the company for the successful indigenisation of the company.

The Member of Parliament for Bongo and a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee of Mines and Energy, Hon. Edward Bawa also expressed satisfaction over the indigenisation of the company and implored the power generation and distribution companies and other industries owing Ghana Gas to pay their debts to enable the company supply efficient and reliable gas to them.

The Head of Communications for Ghana National Gas Company Limited, Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah in an interview stressed on the various packages the company is given to the local indigenous engineers who have taken over from the expatriates to motivate them to do more and how the company is also collaborating with the indegenes in the catchments areas to deepen their relationship with them.

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