Accra, 31 July 2023 – Eni Ghana on behalf of its OCTP partners, Vitol Upstream Ghana Ltd (Vitol) and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), together with Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS), have handed over scholarship packages to over 1,000 students in 14 communities in the Ellembelle District, namely Atuabo, Bakanta, Ngalekye, Sanzule (including Anwolakrom fishing area), Krisan, Eikwe, Anokyi, Ngalekpole, Asemda, Baku, Anyinase, Esiama, Half Assini and Nkroful.
The scholarship is part of Eni Ghana and its OCTP Partners’, Vitol and GNPC’s Local Development Project to promote inclusive economic development in the Ellembelle district. It covers tuition fees, registration fees, books and stationery, food, tools and equipment, accommodation, transportation, and monthly allowances for the students who are enrolled in Vocational and Technical courses ranging from Fashion, Catering, Building Technology, Electricals and Welding.
The scholarship package is designed in collaboration with the World Bank as part of the sustainability initiatives that the OCTP partners are implementing in the OCTP Project Area of Influence. Ellembelle District Assembly played a major role in the design and implementation of the program.
VIS is a non-governmental organization that deals with development cooperation and international solidarity and an educational agency that promotes and organizes awareness-raising, education, training activities for development and global citizenship.
Eni has been present in Ghana since 2009 with its upstream activity and currently accounts in the country for an equity production of 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.