Facilitation of Face-to-Face with Petroleum Commission and Women Groups (Queen Mothers/Entrepreneurs)
On 16th September 2019, CEPIL with funding support from Oxfam in Ghana and NORAD organized a meeting to enable women groups (queen-mothers of oil and gas operational areas, women entrepreneurs and Civil Society Organisations) interact with the Petroleum Commission and get a first-hand information about and take advantage of opportunities that are available under the local content sector, in the upstream and the value chain levels of the oil and gas industry.
The following includes expressions by Participants:
- “The meeting was revealing since the interaction with the Petroleum Commission has exposed me to information about opportunities and how to take advantage of the opportunities especially the local content funds that are available under the local content sector, in the upstream and the value chain levels of the oil and gas industry” - A queen mother from the Western region.
- “The meeting has been very useful. As a woman entrepreneur, I have learnt a lot about the various opportunities that exist in the local content policy including direct and indirect basis as well as in induced forms in the sector. I will spread the good news and definitely participate effectively in the upstream sector” - A woman entrepreneur from the Eastern region.
- “Our engagement with the Commission has been successful. I am now aware that the Commission as a plan to form clubs in high schools, where students especially girls would be engaged in courses they ought to study to enable them to be gainfully employed in the sector. I will advised all high school students within my vicinity to join such clubs” - A woman entrepreneur from Georgette Barnes Limited.