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Bring high sulfur content specifications to 10 ppm, Stakeholders call on Government

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam Exec. Dire ACEP

Respiratory related diseases are second to malaria in Ghana, stakeholders at a day’s workshop have heard. Disclosing this at a seminar last week, Mr. Emmanuel Apoh of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the fight to attain good air quality have been going on a…

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Added by seibik bugri on October 17, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Leadership is Africa's Problem in Resource Benefits

Discussants at a just ended two-day Africa Oil Governance Summit in Accra have once again decried and painted a gloomy picture about the benefits of the oil find to the ordinary people, local small businesses not only in Ghana but elsewhere on the continent of Africa.

They identified greedy leadership as the biggest problem that is exhibited by those who are in-charge to ensure that oil wealth has a positive impact on the lives of the people.

Citing the case of…

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Added by seibik bugri on September 29, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments

Ghana’s New Petroleum (E& P) Act is Progressive Panelists Proclaim

Panelists at a day’s forum to evaluate the just passed Ghana’s Petroleum (Exploration & Production) Act  has largely described the law as Progressive that will maximize the needed fiscal dividends that will bring the desired benefits to the people.  But, were quick to add that there were still some few gaps that needed to be refined to make it perfect. Some were debt loading, mis-pricing, and valuation pricing.…

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Added by seibik bugri on September 20, 2016 at 13:02 — No Comments

The 2nd African Oil Summit Comes next month



The maiden African Oil Governance Summit (AOGS) held late last year will be organised next month again in Accra.

The AOGS will be an annual event that bringing top policy makers and other stakeholders not only from the Africa’s oil industry but from all over the globe, aimed at engaging the governance aspect of oil and gas resources geared at the…

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Added by seibik bugri on August 5, 2016 at 2:42 — No Comments

Tell us your solution to Energy & Power Challenges- Civil Society/ Ghanaians demand from Politicians

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam

Introduction

Ghana’s 2016 general elections likely to take place early November will not be business as usual as a totally new and sensitive economic challenge has been forced in as essential by civil society groups and other…

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Added by seibik bugri on July 5, 2016 at 10:51 — No Comments

ACEP launches publication with appeal to civil society, media, & development partners.

From left, Karim, Mahammoud, Linda,  Ian Gary,  Boakye and Seji

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has launched another publication with a call to civil society, the media, development partners and all stakeholders to do more in advocating for efficient and sustainable utilization of…

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Added by seibik bugri on June 1, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

Reduce Levies, Taxes on Electricity Bills, & publish the Customer Charter- ACEP

 Ben Boakye, Deputy Executive Director 

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy has added its voice to that numerous calls “that government should reduce the levies and taxes” on electricity bills in Ghana. Government can do that without undermining the work of the…

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Added by seibik bugri on May 26, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

President Mahama Commit to anti-corruption in Extractive Industries; Civil Society calls

Published unedited a ten-point press release by ACEP

Civil Society Anti-Corruption Agenda on Extractive Industries Civil Society Organizations at a Dialogue on Anti-Corruption on Extractive Industries organized by the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) on the 9th of May 2015, as prelude to the UK Anti-Corruption Summit have called on the Government of Ghana to declare its commitment to fight corruption in Ghana and in the extractive industries in…

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Added by seibik bugri on May 11, 2016 at 0:30 — No Comments

Stop Overdrafting Akosombo & develop sustainable fuel strategy - Dr. Ackah calls.

Head of Policy at ACEP, Dr. Ishmael Ackah

Energy Policy Think Tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has expressed grave concern about the Akosombo Dam being put under serious pressure or “over drafting” by Volta River Authority (VRA).

Sounding alarm bells, ACEP say operating all…

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Added by seibik bugri on April 20, 2016 at 17:34 — No Comments

SHELL RETAILERS WIN TRIP TO TOKYO

Four hardworking Shell staff – two Retailers, one Quality Marshal and one Territory Manager – who excelled in their work in 2015 will go an all-expenses paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Shell Global Smiling Stars Programme.

Mr. Thoephilus Aboagye seated and some winners…

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Added by seibik bugri on April 20, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

It has to be a two-way relationship, Kosmos Energy tells media

George Sarpong, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kosmos Energy, has assured the media that his outfit is open and ready to build good working relationships with them. “It has to be a two-way relationship based on trust and mutual respect,” he said. 

Dr Adam (in Suite) standing with Abraham participant welcomes George and Manhas at extreme…

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Added by seibik bugri on April 12, 2016 at 22:33 — No Comments

GNPC Finanacial irregularities worrying, as it becomes a slush fund for government – ACEP Accra

Below I publish unedited edition of a Press Release by the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) on how funds given to GNPC are spent instead , as required by Law be used for specific activities. Accra- 10th March 2016

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, Exec Director. 

The Africa Centre…

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Added by seibik bugri on March 15, 2016 at 14:51 — No Comments

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Added by seibik bugri on March 11, 2016 at 22:31 — No Comments

AngloGold Ashanti gives raw deal to Ajopa Community

The proposed Mining Revenue Management framework 

 

A group of ordinary Ghanaian farmers who lost their livelihood, homes and all that they have toiled for over the years in the Ajopa…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 10, 2016 at 19:01 — No Comments

Advice Ghana Government on Oil Price Volatility - Panellists tell PIAC

Dr Kwadwo Asenso, Ministry of Finance,  PIAC Chair, Prof. P. K. Buah-Bassuah and Dr Steve Manteaw

Participants at a-day’s roundtable discussion on falling oil prices and its impact on Ghana Government’s revenue and the national budget have tasked the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and its…

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Added by seibik bugri on December 22, 2015 at 2:00 — No Comments

The Communiqué from the First Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Accra

Below we publish the unedited edition of the communique after the two Oil and Gas summit 

Accra witnessed the maiden Africa oil Governance Summit on the 23rd and 24th of November. The Summit sought to highlight the governance challenges faced by oil producing countries in Africa and to drive consensus to manage the challenges. Ultimately the Summit aimed at ensuring that the production of oil and…

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Added by seibik bugri on December 7, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

The Communiqué from the First Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Accra

Below we publish the unedited edition of the communique after the two Oil and Gas summit 

Accra witnessed the maiden Africa oil Governance Summit on the 23rd and 24th of November. The Summit sought to highlight the governance challenges faced by oil producing countries in Africa and to drive consensus to manage the challenges. Ultimately the Summit aimed at ensuring that the production of oil and…

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Added by seibik bugri on December 7, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

ACEP TO ORGANISE AFRICA OIL GOVERNANCE SUMMIT SOON

Introduction

That there “could be a link between oil wealth and under-development, poverty, environmental problems, and social and economic challenges described as “oil curse” remains a huge challenge confronting not only development experts, policymakers, energy, oil and gas analysts…

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Added by seibik bugri on October 26, 2015 at 20:31 — No Comments

Gas Policy Paper is not incentivizing enough ACEP

                                    Dr. Amin Adam ACEP,  in a Chart with the media 

The Executive Director of the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has observed with concern government’s policy paper seeking to protect Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC)’s monopoly…

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Added by seibik bugri on October 12, 2015 at 10:21 — No Comments

Collaborate with Petroleum Commission- Prof Addae Mensah advises PIAC

The Chairman of Petroleum Commission of Ghana Prof Ivan Addae Mensah, has asked the Public Interest and Accountability Committee, (PIAC) to collaborate closely with the Petroleum Commission to enhance their quarterly reports and findings on the management of Ghana’s Petroleum revenues.  This, he stressed will give them a more accurate reflection of the happening in the oil and gas sector.

Prof Addae Mensah, who, for the second time…

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Added by seibik bugri on October 8, 2015 at 1:57 — No Comments

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