French delegation shows interest in Ghana’s oil & gas sector

Oil RigA French Oil and Gas Industry Trade Mission is in Accra to explore the possibility of investing in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

The GEP-AFTP, French Oil and Gas Suppliers Council, led by the Business Development Manager, Claude Bouty, as part of the visit, on Monday, called on the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, at the Ministry in Accra.

A statement issued by the Ministry and copied to the Ghana News agency on Tuesday said the delegation was accompanied by Madam Cecile Vignaud, Deputy French Ambassador to Ghana.

Mr. Bouty said they were in the country to explore business opportunities, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

According to him, Ghana continues to attract more companies due to its political stability, stating that, they will engage with their Ghanaian counterparts to look at investment opportunities.

He said the GEP-AFTP represents the interests of about 180 suppliers of equipment and services to the international oil and gas industry, which have a significant activity in France.

Mr Buah said Ghana’s relationship with France has been solid and is growing stronger; adding that, the record of French companies operating in Ghana is something to be proud of.

He said the government of Ghana is bent on ensuring transparency in the oil and gas sector and has passed laws to guide its operations in the industry.

“We are fully committed to the ideals of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,” he said.

The Minister further stated that the country is taking seriously, its local content policies and is making sure that Ghanaians and Ghanaian companies are empowered through capacity development and skills and technology transfer.

He welcomed the delegation and encouraged them to explore business opportunities, adding that, ‘we shall work together to ensure shared value’.

Source: GNA

  1. jones says

    hope the government of Mahama aministration doesn’t sell ghana over wine just like gabon omar ganbo sold gabon oil as well as Angola government sold angola oil to himself and his daughter. shame to african leaders for their selfish and slave mentality

  2. Kwame Ghana says

    Is Afrrica safe from her colonial masters? Am not very sure about that. Our problem is that we unable to do things on our own, We have become comfortable in receiving hand out all the time with stringent and unhelpful instructuctions. It is about time Africans do things in africa way for Africans. Aftricans must respond to their needs and workout plans to achieve them. We are always expecting sometime to drop from heavens but that wont happen cos there is no such a thing called ‘freebiees’

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