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The Government of Ghana must establish a University solely dedicated to training experts for the oil and gas industry, a Scotland-trained Ghanaian oil and gas management expert Frank Toledzi has suggested.

Mr Toledzi said such a University will enable the country churn out experts who can help study the petroleum sector and come up with rational decisions and proposals that Government can use to develop the economy.

Ghana started commercial exploitation of oil and gas four years ago.

The country currently digs up about 100,000 barrels of crude daily from the Jubilee Oil fields in the Western region.

In January this year, President John Mahama said: “Increasingly, oil and gas is playing a role in our revenues.”

“From 2011 when we started producing oil, it’s been a small part of our revenue, it’s been about 6 percent of our total revenue, but every year it has continued to grow.”

There is currently a dearth of local oil and gas experts who can take up commanding roles in the industry.

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and other organisations such as Goodwill, have over the years sponsored Ghanaians abroad to get trained in the sector to enable them fill the local content gap.

Mr Toledzi, a beneficiary of such scholarships told Morning Starr’s Kafui Dey on Starr103.5FM Wednesday that it is important Ghana gets its own University to train local experts in the petroleum sector.

On the show with him was a Senior Research Officer in oil and gas at the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS), Mr Solomon Kwawukume who disagreed with the call for a dedicated University for the sector.

In his view, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) could have a department solely dedicated to training people in the sector, which to him will suffice.

Source: http://m.starrfmonline.com/1.2167004#.VQmTRlD_f04.twitter

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