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