A 3 day exhibition of Ghana’s first oil dubbed “Jubilee First Oil Exhibition”, has opened in Ho in the Volta region, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The exhibition which is being organized by Centre for National Culture in collaboration with Nubuke Foundation with support from the Jubilee Partners is to showcase various aspects of Ghana’s oil finding and its effects for the country’s socio-economic development.
The exhibition, showcases captivating photos and text information about how the country’s oil was discovered, explored and developed.
The objective of the exhibition, according to Mr. Kennedy Nunoo, a representative of the Jubilee Partners, is to educate the citizenry to understand all there is to know about the oil industry in the country.
He said the oil industry is an emergingone with lots of prospects, hence Ghanaians should be cautious about their expectations of the industry saying, and ‘it will not be the solution to all the developmental challenges of the country. He also said the oil find should not lead to the neglect of agriculture sector since it is not replaced but rather complement that sector to improve the standard of living of every Ghanaian.
He therefore called on the youth to pursue petroleum related courses so as to take up opportunities in the industry in the future.
Col. Rtd. Cyril Neku, Deputy Volta Regional Minister asked, Ghanaians to invest in the various sectors of the industry especially the services sector which provides a lot of job opportunities by taking advantage of the local content policy put in place by government.
He also called on Voltarians to invest in the region towards the future exploration of oil in the Keta and Voltarian basins.
On his part, Mr. Emmanuel Quao, the Volta regional director of centre for national culture said the exhibition is a vindication of the excitements and opportunities the oil industry has brought to Ghanaians therefore called on all and sundry to show keen interest in the development of the oil industry. He therefore urged all to visit the exhibition centre and learn more about the country’s oil industry.
The exhibition is expected to end on Friday, June 24, 2011.
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