Leading independent oil exploration and production company, Tullow Ghana Limited has indicated its commitment to developing skills in the oil and gas sector.
This statement is in conjunction with the company’s objective of impacting countries in which it operates.
Delivering a speech at the launch of the Tullow Scholars Alumni at the British Council on Friday, March 16, the Chief Executive Officer of Tullow Ghana Limited, Charles Darku, reiterated the company’s intentions to promote Ghana’s oil and gas sector by building the needed manpower and skills in the sector.
“We want to leave a legacy of shared prosperity; a legacy in which we are able to impact the communities in which we work. Education and capacity building helping to grow skills in the oil and gas sector in Ghana and build up needed manpower are important avenues to even those legacies”, Mr. Darku assured.
He added that the Tullow scholarship programme was set up to utilize human resources, which is a sign of its dedication to the promotion of Ghana’s oil and gas sector.
“That is the reason Tullow launched the group scholarship programme to harness human resource potential for the good of Ghana’s oil and gas industry and the country as a whole.
Tullow has expressed its commitment to work with the government of Ghana and other agencies for the long term to develop knowledge that is vital for the development and sustainability of the industry and that commitment formed the foundation of the Tullow group scholarship scheme piloted in Ghana from 2011”, he said.
Mr. Darku applauded the British Council for its immense support in the establishment of the Tullow scholarship programme. He said the beneficiaries of the initiative received excellent education and exquisite skills which will contribute to the country’s development.
“The British council has been a worthy partner helping us to develop and achieve our objectives identifying deserving Ghanaians from varied educational backgrounds for the scholarships. Together, Tullow and the British Council have worked to ensure that beneficiaries receive high standards of education and committed to applying those skills on their return to Ghana in order to contribute to the country’s development”, Charles Darku stated.
The Tullow Scholars Alumni is an association set up by beneficiaries of the Tullow Scholarship Scheme.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion include the Deputy Minister of Energy, Amin Mohammed Adam; the immediate past Attorney General, Madam Marietta Brew as well as the Country Director of the British Council.