Accra, Sept. 6, GNA – Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has expressed its commitment towards keeping to its value of shared prosperity for the people in its operational area.
It said it would continue to remain engaged and informed within its operation areas, especially within the Western Region as it works towards maintaining the company’s social licence.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ interaction section at Takoradi in the Western Region, Mr Kwasi Boateng, Social Performance Manager of Tullow Ghana Limited, said the company see engaging with its stakeholders as a critical opportunity to share its operations in the oil and gas sector with the people.
He said the interaction was another chance to engage with the leadership and members of the Sekondi-Takoradi and SHAMA Metropolitan Assembly over TGL’s operations in the Region.
The engagement that targeted stakeholders at the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and Shama District Assembly, focused on issues of mutual concern of the Assembly and TGL, which has adopted six coastal districts that fall under the two assemblies.
Mr Boateng said the views of the assembly members remain key to enabling Tullow to be aware of the concerns of the communities, which would help in developing appropriate plans to address them.
During the interaction, some TGL Managers from Accra joined the Social Performance team to answer questions from the assembly members and also to explain some policies of the company in relation to the operations, local content and social investment activities.
Some of the Assembly members urged Tullow Ghana to do more in creating an environment that provided local content support and contracts for the region’s enterprises, job opportunities for indigenes and more social investment programmes such as education.
Also in attendance at the session were the MCE for Sekondi Takoradi Assembly, Mr K.K Sam, assembly members from Shama, as well as representatives from the Fishermen Council, Ghana Maritime Authority, Fisheries Commission and the Petroleum Commission.
By Lydia Asamoah, GNA