The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) states that one of its major challenges in the training of artisans as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been the reduction in the number of artisans before writing their final exams after months of training.
The foundation also expresses concern over the fact that some artisans, who are trained and equipped with logistics, end up selling them.
Four hundred and forty-four (444) artisans with various backgrounds signed up for the GNPC’s artisanal training for individuals in the Central region, but only a little over 300 of them managed to graduate after months of training.
The Corporation believes that the writing of a National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) exam, which is part of the requirements, is what is causing most artisans to opt out a few weeks before the exams.
Some artisans who end up graduating also sell the logistical support given to them without practising.
The corporation states that this is hindering its operations, hence the need to address this practice.
Executive Director of GNPC, Dominic Eduah, expresses concern about the situation and indicates that the NVTI assessment is just a procedure.
Board Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Freddy Blay, debunks the notion that revenues derived from the sector are not benefiting the ordinary Ghanaian, adding that the corporation is not only focusing on improving capacity but also infrastructure development.