Petroleum Commission committed to ensuring a conflict free oil and gas industry

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The Petroleum Commission has reiterated its resolve to maintain and ensure a conflict free oil and gas industry. This was made known at an orientation for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) of the six coastal districts of the Western Region organised by the Community Relations Depart- ment of the Commission.

The orientation which was held in Accra was to apprise the MMDCEs of activities in the oil and gas industry.

In a welcome address, Deputy CEO of Petro- leum Commission, Mr. Prince Benjamin Aboag- ye expressed gratitude to the MMDCEs for honouring the invitation of the Commission in recognition of the critical role they play in the offices they occupy.

He emphasised the Commission’s commitment to engaging stakeholders with a view of making them understand the nuances of the industry. According to him, such an approach to policy implementation and regulation always produces desirable outcomes. “We want you to feel part and parcel of the work we do so that together we can move the industry forward avoiding both major and minor conflicts” he said.

Director for Local Content, Mr. Kwaku Boateng indicated the Commission’s desire to ensure that stakeholders are kept abreast with relevant issues in the industry.

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In a presentation, Community Relations Man- ager of the Petroleum Commission, Ms. Judith Blay stressed that the Commission is commit- ted to encouraging innovative community relations programming through cross-functional partnerships among industry, government and the local communities.

The Chief Executives for Ellembele, Jomoro, Nzema East, Ahanta West and Shama respectively through the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Mr Anthony K.K. Sam expressed satisfaction for the courtesy shown them by the Petroleum Commission and assured that they will support the Commission in pursuit of its mandate.

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