Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Ghana’s minister of petroleum has been elected chairman of the Committee of Energy Ministers in West Africa.
He was elected during a committee of ministers meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project where a handing-over ceremony was held for him.
Kofi-Buah took over from Nigeria’s minister of state, petroleum resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu at the meeting which was held on the theme: "Solidarity through sustainable gas supply for energy security in the sub -region".
He immediately called for the restructuring of the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) board where he advocated for an all-inclusive work towards achieving the goals of ECOWAS and thanked the committee for the confidence reposed in him.
Delegates were drawn from Ghana, Benin, Togo and Nigeria.