The Sekondi-Takoradi Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STRCCI) is establishing links with the Energy Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tabago to enable it assist its members to take advantage of the Oil and Gas Local Content Bill when it is passed into law.
Mr. Ato Van-Ess, Chairman of the STRCCI, said this at the chamber’s third bi-monthly meeting at Takoradi on Thursday.
He said the link would enable the STRCCI benefit from the experience of the Energy Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tabago in the energy sector.
Mr.Van-Ess said the STRCCI is considering establishing an enterprise development center to equip its members with skills to take advantage of business opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
He said there was also the need for a Skills Development Center to train manpower for the energy sector.
Mr. Van-Ess advised members to involve the chamber in negotiations with investors in order to protect them from fraudsters.
Mr. Cadmond Dadzie, Treasurer of the STRCCI, appeal for the speedy passage of the Local Content Bill into law, adding that it was important that the bill is passed into law so that institutions that would bemandated to implement the law could do so.