Regional News of Saturday, 16 March 2013
Nyahuma Mentuhotep Obika, Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to Ghana, on Friday called on the Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah.
A statement signed by Ras Liberty Amewode, Deputy Head of Communications at the Ministry and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the two held discussions on bilateral cooperation and energy.
Mr Obika said his country would partner the government of Ghana in sharing their wealth of knowledge acquired in the energy sector and the vast experience gained in the production and supply of gas.
The Minister in return said such partnership would be based on mutual agreements in the supreme interest of the two countries.
“My country is ready to offer scholarships to some Ghanaians to sturdy in Trinidad and Tobago to support the capacity building initiatives of Ghana,” it said.
The High Commissioner in the statement said an African Desk is being created to coordinate all activities undertaken by his country in Africa and expressed the hope that the relationship between his country and Africa would increase. It said he congratulated the Minister on his appointment saying, “I look forward to working with you to improve the relations between the two countries for the benefit of it citizens”.
Mr Buah showed governments gratefulness for the technical assistance provided so far and expressed optimism about the partnership with Trinidad and Tobago for the opportunities.
He said Ghana is willing to learn from the success story of Trinidad and Tobago in the gas sector to ensure that the country gets the full benefits of the industry.