Former Member of Parliament for Nabdam constituency, Moses Asaga has said he is eyeing for chairmanship position on the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) board when Mahama comes to power.
He made this known while speaking on Motion Tv. The former MP intimated that he is not interested in a government appointment but wants to be on the GNPC board as a chairman.
According to Moses Asaga who previously served as Chief Executive of GNPC, the petroleum sector has suffered under this government due to a lack of knowledge and political cronyism.
He believes he can turn things around when he is chairman of the board.
The former member of parliament also disclosed that the relationship we have with oil companies has been deepened with corruption and political interference.
While speaking on the Tv station he revealed that one Exon mobile company had to sever ties with our oil sector because of political interference.
“The crude oil and our crude assets have not been well managed by this particular government. Our exploration activities have slowed down and it is only through active exploration that you can get more crude oil.
Our relationship with the International Oil companies has been deepened with corruption and political interference. They don’t like that so for example exon mobile had a very good bloc, deep water, they had the technology but six months they folded and left and all was because of political interference.
Aker came, the Norwegians, there was the funfair, they didn’t manage it well, they got people to be employed in Aker who really don’t understand oil and gas, they were trying to share the assets.
The companies that are supposed to partner with Aker in various aspects of the value chain of oil and gas production and instead of them to allow private people to do it, they brought their political cronies who didn’t understand anything.
So with this kind of knowledge and the challenges with GNPC and our exploration and production, I think that this will be one of the best places that John Mahama should put me,”