Posted by: Isaac Bruce | December 15, 2010

THE GOLD COAST FIRST ‘BLACK GOLD’ TODAY

“May all who work on her be blessed to bring prosperity to Ghana”

At a glance, you will easily find Ghana as a country endowed with numerous natural resources. However, the oil find in Ghana on August 2007 has positioned Ghana in an incredible position for the next decade or so. For now, we are hopeful the measures put in place by institutions like the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) will create sustainable development in Ghana and for that matter Africa. For the past two years or so, the news of oil find in Ghana has generated a lot of debate and discussions among key policy makers and the ordinary Ghanaian. Today, December 15, 2010 saw the delivery of first oil from the Jubilee field in a televised ceremony from the Cape Three Points in the Western Region of Ghana.

The ceremony was graced by His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills. He couldn’t hide his joy by reiterating today as a special time in the history of Ghana. He also encouraged all and sundry to work hard and said “we must ensure the oil is a blessing”. Fortunate as we are, previous government administrations have done a lot to influence this discovery.

Statistics as it stands now shows that 700 local contracts have been awarded. Also, out of 100 workers on the Jubilee Field, 40 are Ghanaians. I wish Ghana all the best and this is definitely a step in the right direction to bring happiness to every Ghanaian and even non- Ghanaians. Next time you stop at the Western Region, do not forget to take a view of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah – saying to us all, “May all who work on her be blessed to bring prosperity to Ghana”.

GHANA TSOOBOI! GHANA AYEKOO!

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