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Energy Minister Closes ‘Gas Weekend’

The Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, on Monday May 10, brought to a close a successful 4-day workshop dubbed the “Gas Weekend” in Takoradi, Western Region.

The Workshop convened stakeholders relevant to the gas sector including senior officials from the Ministry of Energy and the energy sector agencies such as Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Petroleum Commission and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

The Workshop engaged the stakeholders on the energy industry and the future of the gas sector as a strategic factor in our energy mix and industrial agenda.

The discussions focused on the economic, policy, regulatory and institutional issues, and the social impacts of the development of the gas sector to Ghana.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Opoku Prempeh, stressed on the importance of institutional alignment as well as the need to expedite the completion of the Gas Masterplan and other policy initiatives that had been agreed upon.

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