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Resource Neglect It's a travesty that the Jubilee fields import salt for operation-Dr. Ankrah

According to  Dr. Ankrah,  Ghana has failed to prioritize the salt industry which is pivotal for the oil and gas industry.

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Ghana cannot maximize the full potential of the oil industry without a vibrant salt industry.

This is according to the Chairman of the Institute of  Engineering and Technology Rev. Dr.Engineer E. L Ankrah.

According to  Dr. Ankrah,  Ghana has failed to prioritize the salt industry which is pivotal for the oil and gas industry.

There was a lot of hope when Ghana started oil exploration that sallt industry will be a major beneficiary as Salt is an essential ingredient in the mining  sector.

It however appears that that promise for the salt industry has not materialize.

Dr. Ankra says Ghana's multi- million dollar salt industry is only wasting away.

" We jump too fast in  oil exploration. The oil exploration is important for us, but the we have failed to prioritze other industries that are supposed to grow with the oil industry. There are some things we have to do first, before we can maximize the full potential of our oil resources."

Dr. Ankra added that salt is a backbone of the oil industry.

" By the grace  of God we have Sodium Chloride which is salt. And we are toying about. In the oil mining process, we need millions of tonnes of salt for our oil exploration. So ask yourself, where is the Jubilee field import salt for thier operations when we have a lot of salt deposits in the country. It is a travesty that the Jubilee fields will import salt for their operations."

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