Ghana Gas Saves Nation $3m Monthly


The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited, Dr. Benjamin Asante has said his outfit saves the country about 3 million dollars monthly through its localized operations.

Dr. Benjamin Asante said this while speaking at the State of the Agencies Report, a press engagement platform put together by the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Information on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

According to Dr. Asante these savings can be attributed to management’s decision back in 2017 to replace Chinese expatriate engineers and technicians with Ghanaian at the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant in the Western Region and other pipelines.

“We like to work with the Chinese, but we didn’t want to stay with them for too long. Indigenous Ghanaian engineers and technicians took over the operations of this plant. I have worked in this industry for 31 years and this is the first time I’ve seen such a turnaround, having foreign operators cede operatorship to indigenous engineers and technicians in the shortest time which is 3 years. While we are at it, we save $3 million a month because that is how much we pay the Chinese a month,” he said.

In concluding his presentation, he also revealed his outfit has completed over 152 corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, covering health, education, water and sanitation, roads, sports and security, with 301 outstanding projects ongoing.

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