Ken Agyapong appointed Board Chair of Ghana Gas
The Member of Parliament for Asdsin Central Kennedy Agyapong has been appointed board chairman of Ghana Gas Company by President Akufo-Addo.
Other persons appointed to stir the affairs of the board with him are Mr. Ben KD Asante, the Managing Director of the company; Mr. John Darko, Mrs. Adelaide Mary Benneh; Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli; Mr Abraham Ossei Aidooh; Madam Delphine Dogbegah; Nana Owusu Ansah Ababio, and Mr. Stephen Sumani Nayina.
In his acceptance speech, he promised to work with the institution to ensure that the right things are done.
“We want to assure you that we are going to corporate with you and we are going to ensure that the right thing is done.”
He also commended President Akufo-Addo for the trust reposed in the new board.
Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh speaking at the ceremony disclosed that his outfit is currently piloting the Natural Gas Clearinghouse concept, which is aimed at ensuring equitable and smooth distribution of gas sector revenues to all sector players.
He posited that he would need the support of Ghana Gas to make the project a successful one.
To the Board members, he said: “Your nomination is indicative of His Excellency President Akufo Addo’s confidence in your individual and collective abilities to steer the affairs of one of the key state-owned companies in Ghana’s energy sector. You are by this appointment expected to provide direction and leadership in the day-to-day running of the nation’s premiere mid-stream gas business company”
“I am aware that in times past one of the major challenges Ghana Gas has faced is VRA’s indebtedness to it; payments for the gas supplied them in their operations were quite irregular. As you take over the helm of affairs, I urge you to be keen in ensuring that debts owed the company are paid regularly”
He continued “As sector Minister, one of my priorities is to rid the sector of avoidable debts especially, ones I call intra-energy sector debts. This will ensure [the] liquidity of companies in the carrying out of their operations as well as other financial obligations”