Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Energy, has encouraged the Board of the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) to work hard to get the country a second gas processing plant.
The decision was taken by the Sector Minister when he joined the Ghana National Gas Company’s Board of Directors for the first time on Thursday, January 13th, 2022.
According to the Minister, the meeting allowed for open and honest conversations about the company’s future, which is intimately linked to Ghana’s gas prospects.
“In my remarks, I emphasized the importance of gas in our nation’s industrialization drive, as well as the need for the Board to act quickly to secure the construction of the country’s second gas processing plant.”
“This, in my opinion, is long overdue, especially as the population grows and natural gas provides over 70% of our power generation fuel,” he added.
Mr. Opoku Prempeh also reminded the Board of the company’s critical role in advancing Ghana’s development goal through LPG.
He went on to say that the move must be made in light of the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South also reminded the Board of the critical role it must play in achieving President Akufo-Petroleum Addo’s Hub vision by 2030 in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
“As sector Minister, I remain optimistic that the energy sector of our country will continue to give the vital support for our national economy with hard work, teamwork, tenacity of purpose, and an unwavering sense of patriotism,” he added.