International and ACEP Officers call on GNC President
Mr. Richard Hato-Kuervor, Oxfam International
in Ghana’s Extractive Industries Program Officer and Mr. Benjamin
Boakye, Director of Operations at the Africa Center for Energy
Policy (ACEP) called on the President of the Ghana National Council
of Metropolitan Chicago in Chicago to discuss Oxfam and ACEP in
Ghana and Ghanaians in the diaspora can help with the organizations’
programs. The President
met the two officers at the Club Quarters Hotel on 116 W. Adams
Street in downtown Chicago.
Mr. Antwi-Nsiah’s expressed his gratitude and those of
Ghanaians living outside the country for the presence of the two
organizations and the work they are doing in Ghana.
He was concerned though if these organizations would be able
to receive enough support from authorities due to corruption and
rampant nepotism in any developing economy.
Oxfam in Ghana
Oxfam International began working in Ghana in1986. Our aim is to
strengthen Civil Society Organizations to secure democratic
accountability, fair distribution of wealth and justice. We work
across four key areas:
– The organization’s GROW campaign promotes national agricultural
policy, practice and investments that respond to the interests and
priorities of smallholder farmers and producers especially women. It
also builds knowledge and understanding of climate change among
smallholder farmers and civil society and how it impacts on
agriculture and food security.
– The organizations wants to see all Ghanaians benefit from fair and
better access to essential health services. To that end their
nationwide universal access to health care campaign envisages health
care for all, free at the point of use.
– The organization’s Right to Know, Right to Decide campaign
connects the dots between grassroots issues and global policy reform
work. They work with civil society organizations to secure
transparency, equity and justice in the gold mining, oil and gas
In all that they do they ensure that women and the most vulnerable
are at the heart of our work.
African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) is
an African energy policy think tank, an advisory based organization
working with partners around the World and especially in Africa to
harness the potential of Africa’s vast energy resources (oil, gas
and renewable) for the accelerated development of the Continent. The
Centre recently added mineral policy to its portfolio following the
demand by stakeholders to expand our reach to helping address the
problems facing Africa’s mining sector.
The Center was established in 2010 registered in Ghana under the
Companies Registration Code with registration number CG044282013. It
is also registered as not-for-profit organization with number
Some of its projects are:
1. Public Financial Management –
Value for Money Audit of
petroleum revenue funded projects
Spending strategy for
petroleum revenues and expenditure
Analysis of petroleum
2. Resource Governance
Ghana National Gas Policy Consultation
4. Parliamentary Capacity