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The technical operations in Ghana are to be managed by local engineers of the country, not expatriates.

For decades, various operations such as road constructions and the likes in Ghana have been under the control of foreign experts, with the perception of them being more skillful than the local engineers in the country.

This is as a result of Ghanaians not having passion for made in Ghana products but instead rush in for foreign ones.

Some Ghanaians have been able to invent technologies such as automobiles, but there is low patronage of these products as they are perceived not to be of high quality as compared to the foreign ones.

However, citizens who specialize in engineering programs such as mechanical, chemical, computer engineering, lack the platform to exhibit their talents. Can the country move forward, if the works of its citizens are not encouraged and trusted?

The country can be independent, if it tends to appreciate the effort of its citizens and not to depend on expatriates to manage the constructions and other technical operations of the country.

Recently in the news, it was sighted that, the Local Engineers at the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana gas) have gained the experiences and knowledge to help manage the technical operations of Ghana’s premier natural gas processing plant at Atuaso in the Western Region.

According to the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Gas, Dr Ben Asante, Local Engineers at the company have gained substantially, from the experiences and knowledge of the work processes of the plant and exhibited their capacity to manage the technical operations of the company.

He further expressed that; the move to deploy Ghanaian expertise in the operations of the facility was to ensure a true Ghanaian ownership of the county’s first indigenous gas processing plant.

The government is hopeful to help train more local engineers and also grant them the opportunity to provide economical solutions to technical problems for the transformation of the national economy.


Source: Marcia Yeboah/