Ghana Gas launches ‘Gas Challenge’

The Ghana National Gas Company has launched an initiative dubbed, “The Gas Challenge,’ which will be used to help stakeholders and the general public to understand operations in the gas industry in Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company Dr. Ben Asante, explained that the initiative would take the form of questions and answers.

He indicated that it would help deepen the understanding of people in academia, the media and other stakeholders in the gas sector.

Dr. Asante disclosed this while speaking at the launch of the initiative at the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Ellembelle Kwasi Bonzoh was of the view that misconceptions about the gas industry in Ghana could be addressed through the Gas Challenge initiative.

In a related development, the Ellembelle District Assembly has secured an amount of GHc125 million from Ghana Gas to reconstruct the Esiama-Asasetre stretch of the Teleku-Bokazo Road.

The road leads to the birthplace of Ghana’s first president Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah.

The road was earlier awarded for reconstruction in 2016 but work halted due to the lack of funds.

As a result, tourists visiting the birthplace of Kwame Nkrumah are subjected to bumpy ride on the only road leading to the historic national monument at Nkroful.

According to Mr Bonzoh, the assembly managed to secure funding for rehabilitate the stretch from the Ghana National Gas Company.

He stated “the biggest problem has been funding and that is what has left the road in this state.”

“The contractor abandoned site since 2017 for lack of funding so we wrote to Ghana Gas and they graciously accepted to provide the funding.

“The whole project comes to about GHc125 million and it’s a 28-kilometre road, but it is going to be done in three phases.

Dr. Asante added that the positive response to the request of the DCE was as a result of the company’s commitment to fixing some roads in areas it operates.

He pointed out that Ghana Gas is responsible for roads in the oil enclave.

“We tried to find resources together with our partner GNPC to be able to build infrastructure that will link communities in the Nzema area.”

“Nkroful Road is one of them. It’s about 20 kilometres, and we are providing funding for it,” he added.

Source: Ghana Web

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