Western Region: Chiefs Angry Over GNPC  Employing More People Outside The Region.

Chiefs in Western Region Express Displeasure as GNPC Employs a Greater Number of Individuals from Outside the Region

The Chiefs in the Western Region are upset upon discovering that Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is hiring a larger number of employees from outside their region.

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According to the chiefs, it falls within their jurisdiction to request a quota of up to 50% for individuals hailing from the region.

During the “WESTERN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM,” an event organized at Busua Beach Resort by Nana Kobina Nketsia IV, the paramount chief of Sekondi Essikado Traditional Area, along with his Trustees, esteemed chiefs, dignitaries, and political leaders from the region, including the regional minister Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah, graced the occasion.

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Companies operating within the region, including GNPC, were invited to deliver presentations during the conference.

Following these presentations, the chiefs were displeased upon realizing that GNPC, amongst other companies, employs a larger workforce from outside the region.

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We express our gratitude to the Nana Nketsia Foundation for orchestrating this event. We greatly appreciate it. As one participant recommended, it would be beneficial to hold this conference on an annual basis. This would allow us to stay informed about the endeavors of companies in our region, as emphasized by one of the chiefs in attendance.

Though GNPC for the Ghana but can’t you give us a quota, let’s say 40 to 50 percent because Ashanti Gold Fields is in Ashanti and none of the people in Western Region has  greatly benefited  from that mining company but it’s in Ghana. One of the chiefs said.

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One of the participants also voiced the opinion that the demonstration should extend beyond this event. He advocated for an initiative to visit all companies in the region, aiming to assess the extent of local representation among their workforce.

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