CBOD commends Energy Ministry and NPA response to petition on implementation of local content and Ghanaian participation policy

The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has commended the Ministry of Energy, and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on steps taken to address the chambers’ concerns over the delayed implementation of the government’s policy on local content and Ghanaian participation in the downstream petroleum sector.

CBOD petitioned the NPA earlier in October requesting the expeditious implementation of the policy and the Chamber says it is happy with the response so far.

In a press statement, the Chief Executive Officer of CBOD, Senyo Hosi, said: “We wish to bring to the notice of the public that since our petition we have been duly engaged by the NPA and Ministry of Energy who identify with our concerns and have commenced steps to remedy and address the issues raised.

“We are impressed by the alacrity and zeal with which the Minister of Energy, the NPA CEO and Board have moved to address our concerns and protect the Ghanaian downstream for Ghanaians.”

CBOD expressed gratitude to the Energy Minister, Dr. Mattew Opoku Prempeh, Chairman of the NPA Board, Joe Addo-Yobo and the CEO of NPA, Dr. Mustapha Hamid for their efforts towards the implementation of the local content and Ghanaian participation policy.

CBOD assured the general public of its commitment to “partnering Government in the deepening of Ghanaian participation and content, to develop Ghanaian skills, provide jobs and drive the overall economic well-being of Ghana.”