Ghana Gas Board Retires

Dr Kwesi Botchwey & Dr George Adjah Sipa Yankey

Dr Kwesi Botchwey – Chairman of Ghana Gas Board & Dr George Adjah Sipa Yankey – CEO

Ghana Gas Company has announced the retirement of its board.

At its meeting held on January 13, 2016, all non-executive directors of the company, including Dr Kwesi Botchwey, Dr Valerie Esther Sawyerr, Messrs Eric Nathaniel Yankah and William Patrick Tewiah, announced their departure.

A statement from Ghana Gas issued in Accra and signed by Dr Kwesi Botchwey, board chairman, said the retirement takes effect from February 4, 2016.

The board also accepted the retirement of the company secretary, Agbesi Kwadzo Dzakpasu.

The board, according to the company, assumed office in July 2011 and commenced operations by successfully establishing the administrative and operational structures of the company from scratch and superintended over the recruitment of key staff.


“Following the board’s review of the Gas Task Force Report and the then options for the development of gas infrastructure, the board decisively chose a configuration of having an onshore gas processing facility to process raw natural gas and produce various products, including lean gas for power production, liquefied petroleum gas and other natural gas liquids for domestic and industrial use.

“The board implemented the Western Gas Infrastructure Project and successfully brought the Gas Processing Plant, associated pipelines and auxiliary equipment into operation in November 2014 despite a number of incipient challenges that the company faced during the development phase of the project.”

The statement said the company was well-grounded and had successfully completed its first full year of commercial operations, while it has suitably trained staff to man its facilities and operations and furthermore poised to maintain its leadership in the downstream gas marked in Ghana.

A business desk report