By Mercy Darko
Eight beneficiaries selected from various institutions across the country will leave Accra for Canada on January 22, 2022 to undergo a 10-Month Training under the Petroleum Commission’s Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity initiative.
This will be the third batch benefitting from the initiative since it’s inception five years ago.
President Akufo-Addo who received the beneficiaries at the Jubilee House, encouraged them to leverage on the opportunity given them to gain more knowledge and become resourceful on their return to the country to train others.
He said as steps are being taken to improve the management of natural resources, the beneficiaries will become instruments of change in the oil and gas sector and move Ghana Beyond Aid.
The Petroleum Commission over the years has sponsored individuals from various institutions under the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity program, AOGC as part of efforts to enhance the capacity of Ghanaians to enable them to work in the Oil and Gas sector.
The initiative seeks to ensure the creation of jobs and professional integration pathways,facilitate capacity building of educational and training institutes and empower local companies to actively participate in the oil and gas industry.
President Akufo-Addo while congratulating the beneficiaries urged them to take advantage of the opportunity and come back to the country to train others. He described them as change agents who help drive the growth and development of the country.
Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille elaborating on the objective of the initiative also announced that the Commission is putting in place measures to establish a world class welding and pipe fitting center of excellence at the Takoradi Technical University.
The beneficiaries are seven men and a woman with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in various fields in the oil and gas sector.