BY ANIN AGYEI–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra, Ghana- THE PUBLIC Relation Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company, Ernest Owusu Bempah, has stated that the company has seen improvement under the leadership of Dr. Ben Asante as a result of good management.
Dr. Asante was appointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on January 30, 2017, as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Ghana National Gas Company at Atuabo in the Ellembelle district of the Western Region of Ghana.
Bempah said since his assumption into office as CEO for a strategic national asset, the board supported him to use competent locals in the operations and management of the company which saved the country from paying millions of dollars to Chinese nationals and other expatriates who were managing the facility.
“If you care to know it took Trinidad and Tobago so many years to indigenize but under the board and exemplary leadership of the CEO this has been done in no time,” he stated.
He said when the CEO assumed office, he realized within the oil and gas sector, Ghana Gas workers were among the least paid and sought approval from the board to better their conditions of service. The workers salaries were increased from 30-85%.
Bempah stated that initially the company had 150 workers but can now boast of more than 650 workers who have diligently been trained in health, safety and environment without recording any major incidents of which the company will soon pay close to 20 million as dividend to the Akufo-Addo administration.
The company also recently commissioned an ultra-modern Gas company at AB Bokazo by President Akufo Addo to be used as an operational office which was built from scratch.
Bempah stated that some of the company’s achievements include two successful tie at Sanzule which increased production of gas from 90mmscal to 350mmscalf and the completion of the reserve flow project.
BY ANIN AGYEI, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT
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