French Delegation Calls On Energy Minister

A French Oil and Gas Industry Trade Mission is in Accra to explore the possibility of investing in Ghana�s oil and gas sector. GEP-AFTP, the French Oil and Gas Suppliers Council, led by the Business Development Manager, Claude Bouty, on Monday called on the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah. The delegation was accompanied by Madam Cecile Vignaud, Deputy French Ambassador. Mr Bouty said Ghana continues to attract more companies due to its political stability. He said the GEP-AFTP represents the interests of about 180 suppliers of equipment and services to the international oil and gas industry, which have a significant activity in France. Mr Buah said Ghana�s relations with France has been solid and is growing stronger. He said the record of French companies operating in Ghana is something to be proud of. Mr Buah said government is bent on ensuring transparency in the oil and gas sector and has passed laws to guide operations in the industry. �We are fully committed to the ideals of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,� he said. Mr Buah said Ghana is taking seriously its local content policies and is making sure that Ghanaians and companies are empowered through capacity development, skills and technology transfer.