Outspoken Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has been named Board Chairman of Ghana Gas Company.
His appointment was made public on Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 when Energy Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh inaugurated of a nine-member board of the Company.
The nine-member Board include Dr Ben KD Asante, MD of the company, Mr John Darko and Mrs Adelaide Mary Benneh. The rest are Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli, Hon. Abraham Ossei Aidooh, Madam Delphine Dogbegah, Nana Owusu Ansah Ababio and Hon. Stephen Sumani Nayina.
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh charged the new Board under the chairmanship of Mr Ken Agyapong to tackle the operational challenges of the company earnestly.
He said the nomination and swearing-in of the Board signified the President’s trust in them and therefore they must justify the confidence.
“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”
Dr Opoku Prempeh further reiterated his approach of discouraging intra-energy sector debts where indebtedness was affecting the seamless operations of companies. He, therefore, charged the Board of Ghana Gas to ensure that all debts owed to the company are paid regularly.
“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 added.
The Ghana National Gas Company was established in July 2011 as a limited liability company with the responsibility to build, own and operate natural gas infrastructure required for gathering, processing, transportation and marketing.