Instructors go back to school to improve local content for oil and gas

Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project improves capacity of local welding trainers with the Western Region Coastal Foundation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Kikam, W/R. Friday 3 March 2017 - Nine instructors from three local technical institutes and three Ghana Gas employees have today graduated from a welding course using state of the art equipment provided by the World Bank. The intent is that with this training, instructors will be better equipped to prepare their students for employment in the region’s burgeoning oil, gas, and allied industries. The three-week training programme was funded by the Ministry of Petroleum’s Oil...


Nothing fishy here: local charities work together to improve economic opportunities for fish farmers in the Western Region

The Western Region Coastal Foundation partners with Daasgift Quality Foundation to support fish farmers in the Western Region Thursday 23 February, Mathew Armah, CEO of the Western Region Coastal Foundation, and Gifty Baaba Asmah, Executive Director of Daasgift, came together to sign a MOU covering areas of cooperation for the two charities. The project builds on recent work by both organisations in the area of fish farming and smoking, and will broadly focus on four areas. They will work together to support a scale up of catfish farming in the Western Region, as well as broader opportunities for livelihood interventions...


We have to close the 'manpower gap'

What any number of Ghanaians could tell you is that there is a great disconnect between academia and industry; in terms of what products the schools are churning out and the manpower needs of industry, especially in the burgeoning extractive sub-sectors of oil and gas, and it is critical to elevate the issue to the forefront of the political discussion this election year to find ways to address this fundamental and growing problem. The issue of education was on the front burner during the last election year; some water has passed under the bridge since then with some effort made...


Developing National Standards for TVET in Oil and Gas

The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) organised a multi-stakeholder meeting, early May, to help determine the inputs and needs of Ghana”™s oil, gas and power hub, and to create common agreement on standards and how they can best be used to drive growth in the industry. To say the nascent oil and gas industry is disrupting the local economy of the country”™s Western Region is to state the obvious. However, high expectations that the industry will bring positive economic, social and environmental impacts, especially among residents of the six host coastal districts, is not certain, given the high skills-set required...


Vice President Launches Western Region Coastal Foundation

Government recognizes that the proper governance of the petroleum sector and the management of the resource will accelerate the transformation of our economy. But this success requires that we moderate the expectations associated with petroleum production. Our failure to achieve will be the initial source of social instability. Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur made the remark at the launch of Western Region Coastal Foundation yesterday in Takoradi. The Foundation will facilitate multi-statkeholder efforts to address the economic, social and environmental challenges in the six coastal districts in the western region. Read the Vice President's speech here: http://www.ghana.gov.gh/images/documents/western_region.pdf