Oil jobs for all?


Model-making class at Sigma-Base. Photo by Christiane Badgley

Will the oil industry bring jobs to Ghana’s Western Region? And when job opportunities arise will locals be competitive?

If Ebow Haizel-Ferguson has his way, the answer to both questions will be yes. Haizel-Ferguson is one of the founders of Sigma-Base Technical Services, a job training center in Sekondi-Takoradi.  My latest video dispatch from Ghana features Haizel-Ferguson and Sigma-Base students. It is online at the Pulitzer Center: http://pulitzercenter.org/video/ghana-oil-industry-jobs

Haizel-Ferguson, a native of Sekondi who spent more than 20 years working in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, returned to his home town determined to help Ghana avoid Nigeria’s mistakes. For him, employment is the key to averting the resource curse. You can read more about Sigma Base on one of my earlier blog posts: http://www.pipelinedreams.org/2011/05/sigma-base-getting-ghanaians-ready-for-oil-industry-jobs/#more-1759


One Response to “Oil jobs for all?”

  1. noble appah says:

    am an SSS leaver and has some intearest in working on the oil feild, so will like to knw the fees involved and how to get to u. am in Takoradi.

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