Ghana wants Indian projects to employ local people

December 13, 2011

Africa, Business, International

Ghana wants Indian projects to employ local people
ACCRA, GHANA- Ghana’s energy minister Joe Oteng-Adjei has cautioned Indian companies against bringing their nationals to work on contracts in the country, instead of engaging Ghanaians who could perform those roles.
“We don’t expect you to bring in a ship-full of Indians to climb poles when we have more qualified people here who could as well perform the task,” Oteng-Adjei said, signing an agreement with India’s MBH Power and Shreem Electrical Limited in Accra.
His comments come at a time of high unemployment and the government’s desire to ensure that foreign companies engage locals under the insistence on local content policy that has started with the oil sector.
The two companies are to work on a project to supply electricity to 110 communities across two regions as part of a $18-million national electrification project.

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