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Jan 31, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago pledges support


 Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has pledged her country’s co-operation towards ensuring that Ghana’s natural gas from the Jubilee Field is well harnessed.

She explains that, this is to help Ghana derive full benefit from the gas, which could lead to the production of fertiliser, ammonia, urea and methanol.

 Mrs. Bissessar made this known in Trinidad and Tobago, when Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, a Deputy Minister of Energy and member of the National Gas Commercialisation Task Force, led a team of chiefs from the coastal paramountcies of the Western Region to visit that country on an investment drive.

 She said her government has approved in principle to co-operate with Ghana on the exploitation of the country’s natural gas in line with south-south co-operation, hopeful that such partnership will mutually beneficial to both countries.

 Mr. Buah expressed government’s determination to ensure that the hydrocarbon discovery and production in Ghana brings benefits to the citizenry.

 Members of the delegation included Awulae Attibrubukusu III, the Vice President of the National House of Chiefs and also a Board member of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and Awulae Annor Agyaye, Paramount Chief of Western Nzema.

 The others were Awulae Amihere Kpainyinli, Mrs. Catherine Afeku, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue Gwira and the District Chief Executive Officers of Jomoro, Ellembele and Nzema East Districts.

Source: ISD