Stakeholders in the resource governance space are set to hold a national dialogue on the future of Ghana’s gas sector on March 29, 2022 in Accra.
The dialogue to be hosted by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in collaboration with the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is on the theme is “National Dialogue on the future of Ghana’s Gas Sector” is aimed at discussing critical issues related to the gas sector.
The forum will also explore the current and future investments opportunities in the sector to ensure adequate and sustainable supply of domestic gas within the context of the energy transition and Ghana’s net-zero ambitions.
Natural gas has become an important fuel source for power generation and some industrial activity in Ghana as the country has in the past decade, converted most of its thermal generation plants from expensive and heavy-polluting liquid fuels to natural gas.
Speaking to NR News ahead of the event, the Africa Program Officer at NRGI, Mr Dennis M. Gyeyir said the dialogue will re-examine the gas sector bottlenecks that hinder the realization of value from Ghana’s gas resources for national development.
Two major issues expected to addressed include the Gas market challenges and dwindling investment in Ghana’s upstream sector.
The Organisers of the dialogue are hopeful opportunities and challenges of the gas sector discussed will be incorporated into the expected National Energy Transition Strategy envisaged by the newly constituted national energy transition committee led by the Ministry of Energy.