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STMA: Jubilee partners urged to extend education to schools.
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Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to partners of the Jubilee Oil Field to extend their current public education campaign to schools and colleges.
This would help the youth to appreciate the challenges and opportunities in the oil and gas industry, to make informed decisions and choices that would enable them to participate fully in the industry.
Dr Agyemang-Mensah said this when representatives of the companies paid a courtesy call on him at his office, in Kumasi, on Thursday.
They were in Kumasi to hold a public exhibition at the Centre for National Culture (CNC), as part of the nationwide campaign to brief Ghanaians on activities at the oilfield and issues of interest to the people.
The Minister noted that there were high expectations about the oil production and that was why the people needed to be assisted to have a better understanding of the industry.
He lauded the nationwide education campaign and made a special appeal to Tullow Ghana Limited, the leading partner, to support the development of the Bosomtwe Lake into an integrated tourist site.
Mr Dia Jones, President and General Manager of Tullow, who led the delegation, said the Jubilee Oil Field was a world class project, which Ghanaians must be proud of.
He said the exploration and production of oil was a long term project and there was the need to educate the people, especially the youth, on educational and career opportunities, to enable them to undertake courses relevant to the oil sector.
He said a number of new oil fields had been discovered and if proven successful, could be tied to the Jubilee Field to bring wealth to the people.
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