The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh had a meeting with the CEO of Tullow Oil, Mr. Rahul Dhir, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Ltd, Mr. Wissam Al-Monthiry on March, 24.
In attendance were other leading executives of the company in Ghana.
The purpose of the meeting was to receive briefings about the company’s operations in Ghana, its strategic direction for 2021 and beyond and also to discuss a number of outstanding issues between Tullow Oil and the Government of Ghana.
Dr. Prempeh in his remarks, stressed that the NPP government believes in the ability of individuals and entities to make profits from their investments, noting that Tullow and others invested in Ghana when no-one thought it was worth doing so. He also noted Tullow’s significant contribution to our education system in particular as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) functions.
He further stated that Government believes in honesty and collaboration for a ‘win-win’ situation, and that for the company’s concerns about outstanding issues to be resolved, it was important to adopt the shortest path towards that goal.
The Hon. Minister was delighted to note Tullow Oil’s plans to scale up its investments in Ghana. “We want to have a long-term partnership with the company and I believe it is important to look back at our relationship and see how we can move on” he added.