Former beauty queen leads talks on oil and gas investments in Ghana Nigeria Business Council

Former Miss Malaika beauty queen Ama Osei Sarpong (formerly Ama Nettey), hosted oil and gas industry experts at a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in Dunwoody, Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the theme: Stimulating the energy sector to increase additional investments.

This year’s conference, dubbed “Ghana Nigeria Business & Investment Conference”, brought together 150 investors, executives and entrepreneurs, with a minimum turnover of $10 million per year and introduced them to business and investment opportunities. investment in Ghana and Nigeria, while giving an overview of Ghana. / Nigeria’s Economy and Infrastructure and the Role of the AfCFTA in Promoting Sub-Africa

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The Ghana Nigeria Business & Investment Conference has attracted strong interest from the United States and strategic partners in Ghana and Nigeria.

The hybrid in-person and virtual panel organized by the Ghana Nigeria Business Council discussion and moderated by Ms. Osei Sarpong explored both greenfield and brownfield oil and gas investment opportunities in Ghana and Nigeria.

The panel which discussed several challenges and solutions in the oil and gas sector in the sub-region included industry experts including Greg Germani, Managing Director, West Africa Gas Pipeline Company, Edwin Provencal, Managing Director, Bulk Oil Storage Transport (BOST), Dr. Oladunni Owo, CEO and Principal Consultant, BlackGold Authorities & Advisory Consult and Francis Enakele, Head of Planning and Budget, Joint Venture Finance, AITEO.

Discussions were based on the fact that oil and gas investment in Nigeria has reached an all-time low despite Nigeria being one of the largest oil producers in Africa. As well as Ghana’s impressive efforts to increase the participation of international players to strengthen the energy sector, albeit a relatively new entrant.

The panel also recognized that at a time when oil and gas investments must compete with low carbon resources due to the energy transition, gas is seen as a transition fuel to net zero and helps Africa to achieve climate goals.

Former beauty queen leads talks on oil and gas investments in Ghana Nigeria Business Council

The conversation also highlighted the need for a well-structured policy to boost investment in the energy sector and stimulate foreign direct investment in oil and gas, help address Africa’s energy poverty and, above all, attracting international investment to the continent.

Speaking during the Q&A session, she urged young professionals interested in career opportunities in the oil and gas industry to stay abreast of industry trends and improve their skills for a low-carbon future while positioning themselves for the opportunities of the energy transition.

Also present as keynote speakers were the Vice President of Ghana and Nigeria, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Ghana and Nigeria, the Ambassador of Ghana and the United States, the Consul General of Nigeria , the AfCFTA General Secretary, the Mayor of Atlanta and the Governor of Georgia.

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