Tullow Ghana during this week, organized its maiden capacity building workshop for Ghanaian journalists to broaden their knowledge of the critical activities that take place in the upstream oil and gas sector.
The move forms part of Tullow’s shared prosperity philosophy which is based on the principle that a country’s hydrocarbons industry must be a catalyst for its economic growth and one of the measures to achieve this is to build capacity of journalists to effectively report accurately on the sector.
The journalists were selected from both the Akan and English-speaking outlets across the media industry. The first session took place in Accra from Tuesday to Wednesday and the second session, which is being held in Takoradi in the Western Region expected to end today.
Speaking during the capacity building workshop, the Executive Vice President of Tullow Ghana, Kweku Awotwi told the Goldstreet Business that the Company’s effort in complementing government’s Free Senior High School programme with US$10 million over the next five years is set to begin this year, with over 20 second cycle institutions identified across the country to benefit.
“We know that a lot of constraints in the educational sector derive from the provision of infrastructure. This is why Tullow is supporting it”, he mentioned.
Director of External Affairs, Social Performance and Local Content of Tullow Ghana, Madam Cynthia Lumor noted that the event is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility plan for 2019 and the ensuing years.
The workshop has been organized in partnership with Rigworld Training Centre, an indigenous Oil and Gas Training Center and Aberdeen Drilling School in the United Kingdom.
Key among the areas journalists were taken through included Tullow’s local content compliance and social interventions performance, petroleum geology, health and safety in the upstream sector, introduction to drilling, well management and decommissioning of projects among other important areas.
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