As early as next month, Guyana is expected to benefit from the expertise of Ghana in the areas of gas production projects and effective local content policies and legislation says Head of State, Dr. Irfaan Ali.
During a virtual meeting with the local press corps this morning, the President said this assistance follows a bilateral meeting that was held with the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo back in June followed by a recent delegation to the West African oil-producing State which was led by Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo.
The President said the first one-on-one meeting led to discussions on oil and gas collaboration. Matters of climate change cooperation were also raised.
“As a follow up to this, Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo led a team to Ghana, the outcome of which included technical teams that will be here shortly to review work on the gas-to-shore project, and they will give their technical views and work with us on the finalization of our local content legislation and assist with amendments on the Natural Resource Fund (NRF) legislation.”
President Ali said the first phase of this technical team will see highly competent and technical persons for these specific areas here early in the new month to start work. Further to this, the Head of State disclosed that the Vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia will visit later this year while adding that the President of Ghana will participate in the country’s February 2022 Oil and Gas Conference.
In addition to this, Ali said a team of investors will be visiting Guyana to establish partnerships with various counterparts. He said the investors have various areas of interest which include agriculture, mining, and tourism. “We are hoping the local private sector can actively participate and create the environment for this partnership to flourish,” the President stated.