Alan meets members of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber

Members of the Ghana Upstream Petroleum Chamber have held a meeting with Alan Kyerematen, leader of the Movement for Change as part of a series of engagements that the chamber is carrying out with key stakeholders. The engagements are geared at helping critical stakeholders to understand the underpinnings of the sector for the benefit of the upstream industry.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Joe Mensah, Chairman of the Chamber and Country Manager and Senior Vice President of Kosmos Energy.Commenting on the meeting, the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, David Ampofo, said: “We used the opportunity to provide him and his team with an overview of the upstream sector, with a focus on the challenges that have resulted in a decline in production. We also shared ideas on how the sector might be revitalised”.

Mr Kyerematen urged the chamber to continue its critical role as an advocate for the sector, saying: “Despite the challenges, I urge you all to remain hopeful”.The upstream chamber represents the shared interests of companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production as well as oil field services in the country.

The chamber promotes, enhances and facilitates the growth of the industry through networking, education, industry information and advocacy for a favourable business environment. As the voice of the industry, the chamber provides advocacy services to its members and helps them navigate the regulatory framework.The chamber also offers a platform through which the industry can be reached by stakeholders from across the economy, including local communities.