The leadership of Parliament on Sunday 8th August 2021 paid an official working visit to the facilities of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited at Atuabo in the Western Region.
The delegation from Parliament included; Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, 1st Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, 2nd Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh- Dompreh, 1st Deputy Majority Whip, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, 1st Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim and 2nd Deputy Majority Whip Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe.
In the welcome address by Dr. Ben Asante, he appreciated Parliament for the support over the years and stated that he believes this visit will further strengthen the relationship between the two institutions, taking note that Parliament has oversight over the executive and state owned institutions.
As part of remarks the 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament expressed that such a visit will offer the right opportunity for Parliament to understand the activities, challenges and importance of the operations of Ghana Gas as a strategic asset.
Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu also stated that oil and gas matters are dynamic and as such there’s the need for the Parliamentary leadership to be well positioned to understand issues within the sector.
He also stated that Ghana Gas has a tremendous potential to be a Gas hub.
The Parliamentary leadership was taken to the Gas Processing Plant where they were briefed about the Gas value chain, operations of the gas plant, the gas infrastructural Plan, Gas utilization outlook, the CSR activities of Ghana Gas, work programmes of the Company and the plan for a Gas Act to regulate the activities of the gas industry.
The visit was facilitated by the Government Relations Department of the Ghana Gas company Limited.