Ghana Assists Sierra Leone On Petroleum Downstream Restriction

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has offered to assist its counterpart in Sierra Leone, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), to improve efficiency in regulating the petroleum downstream in that country.

Ghana Assists Sierra Leone On Petroleum Downstream Restriction

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has offered to assist its counterpart in Sierra Leone, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), to improve efficiency in regulating the petroleum downstream in that country.

In furtherance to this, a team from the NPA, led by its Chief Executive, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid paid a working visit to the Executive Chairman of PRA, Brima Baluwa Koroma, and his team in Freetown in Sierra Leone.

The partnership between the two entities will, among other things share experiences in terms of structures, processes, policies, and procedures in regulating the petroleum downstream sector.

Addressing the Sierra Leonean team, Dr. Abdul-Hamid stated that cooperation was the only way the two entities can advance the development of their countries.

“The only way we can get out of our developmental challenges is by cooperating. We are the only ones who are interested in the development of our countries and neighboring countries.

“Because if I am not interested in the development of Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, and other neighboring countries and there is a crisis in any of these countries, Ghana or other neighbors get the spillover effect” he emphasized.

The NPA Boss pledged Ghana’s willingness to assist Sierra Leone to develop its petroleum downstream industry.