Ghana’s Minister of Energy Visits NESC-TI

March 5th, 2024

NESC Technical Institute hosted a Ghanaian delegation led by its Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at our Point Lisas and Ste Madeleine campuses.

The 23-member delegation, which spent a week in Trinidad meeting with major players in the energy sector, comprised senior officials from Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, the Ghanaian Embassy in Cuba and representatives from Ghanaian companies – Bulk Energy Storage and Transportation Company (BEST), Petroleum Commission (PC) and GOIL Good Energy.

During their visit with us, the delegation engaged in fruitful discussions with NESC-TI’s executive team, delving into potential trade programmes and forging future partnerships. Additionally, they had the opportunity to tour the Point Lisas Campus and the Ste. Madeleine Drilling Academy, gaining first-hand insight into the workshops and cutting-edge equipment housed within these facilities.

Dr. Prempeh said, “I have always held that, there is the need for a deepened synergy between academia and industry with emphasis on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET). As we work assiduously to develop Ghana’s hydrocarbon and other energy resources, we remain committed to forging the necessary partnerships with experienced countries like Trinidad and Tobago for the economic prosperity of our country.”

The visit, which was arranged by the Trinidad chapter of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), emphasised the joint commitment of NESC Technical Institute and the Ghanaian delegation to developing human capital within the energy sector through collaboration and knowledge exchange. This initiative is crucial for fostering economic growth and prosperity in both countries.