Comprehensive  Ghana Oil and Gas news, information, updates, analysis


News in Brief

Fishermen Protest MEDEA Seismic Survey at ECTP

fishingThe fishermen associations in the the western region are fiercely protesting the signing of an agreement reached by GNPC and MEDEA DEVELOPMENT LTD to undertake a Seismic survey on the east cape three point (ECTP) sub-basin in Offshore Ghana.

The meeting which took place at the Sekondi fishing Harbour between official of GNPC, MEDEA and the fishermen ended without the fishermen signing the agreement which was agreed and signed by GNPC and MEDEA about 7 months ago.

The seismic vessel will tow 6 streamers each 8 km long with 100 m separation and will be escorted by 2 guard boats. Speaking to Joseph Eshun, the secretary to the Sekondi Canon Owners Association, he noted that the 70 days seismic survey is greatly going to affect their work knowing to well the month of August is a bumper harvest for fishermen in the western region of Ghana.

According to him, they were not consulted in the process before signing the agreement. “now GNPC want us to sign documents we know nothing about, no way it’s not possible. Until GNPC deems it fit to listen to our side and consider how best to go about this Seismic survey, we the fishermen in Ghana are going to protest this fiercely”.
Adding that, I fishermen in the western region will resist any arrangements so far as the booming oil and gas industry in Ghana is concern that careless of their welfare.

Source: Patrick Ennimil Arthur

Get the latest news and updates on Ghana’s oil and gas value chain by following us Reporting Oil and Gas on twitter @oilgasghana and like our facebook page and get at us on Google+. Subscribe to our grouhttp://www.reportingoilandgas.org/wp-admin/post-new.phpp to get update

Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Editor

Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009atTakoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (PPB – www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector
Profile photo of Editor
Follow Us

Share this article

Leave a reply

Personality of the Month
  • Prof. Thomas Mba Akabzaa Chief Director of Ministry of Petroleum          …
Follow Us Online
Join the Discussions

Summary: Revenue mobilization from the oil sector for Agricultural production in Ghana, a myth or reality?

Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution to GDP from 45% in 1992…

Responses Add your response


About Us
Reporting Oil and Gas project was launched on 4th June 2009 at Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana by Penplusbytes (www.penplusbytes.org) with the vision of providing a one stop online information and knowledge about Ghana’s oil and gas sector read more
Events Calendar
<< Aug 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Twitter Activity Stream
 

Partners We are proud to be associated with:

Skip to toolbar