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Ghana monthly oil and gas Insight for the month of August

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  • A monthly bulletin of Ghana’s oil, gas and mining sector insights – August, 2016.
    In this edition:
    1. Top stories in the month of July
    2. Upcoming events
    3. Personality of the Month
    4. Featured Institution


    In the month of July, two reports were launched by the Natural Resource Governance Institute on its research title Transfer pricing in the Extractive Sector in Ghana and Oxfam & FAT-Africa on Accountability Resources Management.
    Also, the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) published its report on Citizen Energy Manifesto, having embarked on a campaign to collate views.
    Other Ghana extractive sector stories that made the headlines:
    •Petroleum Bill goes through second reading
    •2nd power-ship will be delivered on schedule – Karpower
    •Karpower: We’re unaffected by Turkey uprising
    •The role the Petroleum Commission in developing local content
    •Mushroom companies being awarded oil blocks – ACEP boss
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    1.4th UMAT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, 3rd August 2016 – 6th August 2016, @Tarkwa
    2.Launch of Policy Compass platform, of the Amplifying Oil and Gas and Election issues project, 18th August,2016 @Takoradi
    3. All-Africa Mine & Energy Investment and Plant Management Summit, 25th August,2016 – 26th August 2016 @Accra, Ghana
    4. Africa Regional Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub 2016 Summer School On Oil, Gas And Mining Governance, 5th September, 2016 – 16th September,2016 @Accra, Ghana
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    Emmanuel Emielu

    Personality of the Month -Emmanuel Emielu
    Emmanuel Emielu is a Managing Partner at Oil & Gas Soft Skills Limited, Nigeria; West Africa’s leading provider of oil and gas workforce development with over 30 years experience in facilitating and coaching.
    His engagements, typically, take place across Africa in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Mozambique, including the UAE, UK and USA with a client list that includes ExxonMobil, Shell, Afriexim, Subsea7, ConocoPhillips, TOTAL, and several banks, insurance companies, and public service.
    Mr Emielu worked at Halliburton Energy Services where he held senior roles in marketing, training and sales, with responsibilities that at one time covered the Sub-Sahara African region.
    He is also a Certified Brain Friendly Trainer, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and Council Member for the Lagos Business School Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Gas Association (NGA), as well as the Oil & Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), and the Nigeria Content Consultative Forum, (NCCF).


    Institution of the Month – Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI)
    Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative is the Ghana version of the global initiative aimed at following due process and achieving transparency in payments by Extractive Industry companies to governments and government linked entities”
    GHEITI is governed by the Finance Minister together with a National steering committee. The National Steering Committee is a multi-stakeholder body which is made up of about 23 members from Government Agencies, Civil Society Groups and Extractive Industry Companies represented by the Ghana Chamber of Mines. It produces annual and semi-annual reports and publications.
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