In March-April 2010, Øystein Førsvoll, RKK´s Director Projects and Logistics, worked as a consultant for the World Bank in a project in Ghana. Ghana will soon be an oil and gas producer, with the Jubilee Field as the biggest find.
The aim of the project is to assist Ghana in developing its own training and education capacity for the petroleum industry. The longterm objective for Ghana is that most positions in the oil and gas sector should be held by local personnel. The project work has taken place mainly in the capital, Accra, and the forthcoming centre for oil & gas activities in Takoradi, in the western region of the country.
The work has been carried out in close cooperation with COTVET (Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training) under the Ministry of Education. The project has also collaborated with Regional Maritime Institution Accra, Takoradi Technical Institute and Tikam Technical Institute.
Photo: Takoradi Technical Institute
Information about Ghana:
Ghana is a republic in the west of Africa. In the period 1874-1957 Ghana was a British colony called the Gold Coast. The country borders to Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north and Togo in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The country is rich on natural resources, and has a stronger economi than its bordering countries. The most important exports are gold, timber and cocoa. The country has a population of approximately 24 million people. The capital is Accra. The official language is English, and other languages used are akan, twi, ewe, dagbani. The local currency is Cedi (GHC).