Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Energy and Petroleum Minister, has been named Chairman of the West Africa Gas Pipeline.

This new role starts from July 12, meaning that he takes over from Nigeria’s Ibe Kachiku.

This was declared at a meeting of WAGP Committee of Ministers in Abuja, Nigeria.

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He further pledged to continue the good leadership of his predecessor and asked for support from all member countries, adding that the commercialisation of the West African Gas Pipeline would be his focus as president of the Pipeline.

“If our countries will develop, we have to plan and develop collectively," Mr Buah said.

“It is very necessary that we resolve our energy challenges together to ensure a constant supply of electricity in the sub-region” he stated.

The WAGP Committee of Ministers is made up of Energy Ministers from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Togo.