The Chief Executive (CEO) Officer of Ghana Gas Company, Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey has assured Ghanaians that in memory of the late President John Mills, the Ghana Gas Company will continue to work diligently to ensure that the Ghana Gas Project is implemented on budget and on schedule to further the late president Mills’ vision of better future for all Ghanaians.
Dr. Yankey noted at a press conference at the company’s premises at airport residential area that the company is determined to build a first –class company gas infrastructure for the country.
According to the CEO, Ghana gas has almost completed the development of programme to mentor engineers in operational and maintenance.
“the need to evacuate natural gas from the jubilee field quickly so that the field could be optimally produced and to avoid flaring is the prime driver for the project.”
He stated that company seeks to create an intellectually challenging atmosphere, which will bring the best out of human capital and also enable the company complete in the global market.
Dr. Yankey added that Ghana Gas Company seeks to maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in the business relation, adding that the company cherishes their pioneering role in ushering in a new dimension to the petrochemical industry in Ghana, “we do have the motivation to fulfill our mission.’’
“I therefore wish to indulge fellow Ghanaians and our brothers and sisters in the catchment area to support this import national project and help make it a success.’’
Touching on local content , the CEO told the media that under the Engineering Procurement Construction Commissioning, Sinopec has some local content obligation; he noted that as a result a number of Ghanaian companies have been engaged to provide goods and services for the project.
He said these include haulage rental of equipment, supply of literates, geo technical studies, typographical surveys, and environmental and social impact assessments.
He further stated that locals are also engaged in truck driving, crane operations and welding, saying Ghana Gas has directly hired sixty Ghanaian engineers and technicians for construction supervision.
The CEO said fifty six Ghanaians have also been engaged as community relations officer to protect the pipelines and educate the local communities on the Ghana Gas activities.