Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille, has urged local businesses into the manufacturing and assembling of equipment to get involved in the petroleum sector.
Mr Faibille, noted that such businesses can approach and discuss with petroleum companies on some of the equipment they need to work with that can be manufactured locally to support the sector.
At a short ceremony to commence technical training for some staff of the Petroleum Commission by Halliburton, Mr Faibille noted that the Commission is determined to ensure local participation in the petroleum sector of the economy.
“Ghanaians should explore avenues to benefit from the petroleum sector, we should also be able to assemble or fabricate machines here instead of always supplying them,” he stated.
“Look at some of the machines being used here. Some are assembled in Abu Dhabi and even as close as Nigeria. Why can’t we do the same? And you know, with these companies, when you are able to supply to one country, you are contracted to supply to all their branches worldwide. We should be able to take advantage of it, instead of always, supply, supply,” he noted.
He further stated that the Commission is prepared to serve as the intermediary between local investors and the Petroleum Commission.
“They should come to the Petroleum Commission, we can guide them, we can hold their hands and then interface for them to show them what they need, and what can be manufactured or assembled here in Ghana,” he said.