The delegation comprised six members include Board and senior management team of the GNPC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs was led by staff the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy conducted a study tour from the 13th to 16th January 2020.
The purpose of the visit is to make the GNPC a world-class National Oil Corporation and manage properly the various cycles of the petroleum value chain, with an urgent changed mindset. It is also aimed at building the capacity of both the Management and Technical staff and restructure various segments of the Corporation by capacitizing all relevant stakeholders in preparation for one of the most critical stages of Oil and Gas activities in The Gambia. Additionally, the visit also intends to develop research-informed programs, projects and initiatives for effective execution of the corporationâ€™s mandate.
The delegation had analyzed GNPCâ€™s relevant factors into account, including economic, technical and programming considerations for a better performance to the highest standard.
Mr. Bakary K. Jammeh, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors GNPC and Head of the Delegation, thanked the PETRONAS Management for the warm welcome. He explained the purpose of the visit and highlighted the Board and Managementâ€™s desire to make the GNPC a world-class NOC. Mr. Jammeh spoke about the specific objectives of the Board which includes restructuring the Corporation and building the capacity of its staff. â€œWe wish to be ready and rise to the challenges on manning all aspects of the Petroleum Value Chainâ€ he says.
The delegation was exposed to the lessons and success story of PETRONAS owned institution. One of the institutions, INSTEP, informed the delegation of their plans to GNPC obtain scholarships from the government of Malaysia. The process of having these scholarships, however, must go through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs