Ms. Michelle Burkett, West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited’s Managing Director, has reiterated the company’s commitment to safety. Speaking at the recently held meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) in Cotonou, Benin, WAPCo’s Managing Director said the safety of the company’s operations has consistently been of paramount importance, and WAPCo has instituted rigorous operational protocols and procedures to ensure that the pipeline adheres to the highest of international standards.
WAPCo’s unwavering commitment to creating a safety culture has played a pivotal role in preventing incidents and upholding the pipeline’s integrity, she said.
“Over the past 9 years, WAPCo has achieved over 11 million workforce hours without a recordable incident and this performance is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our teams, who diligently work to ensure the secure and dependable transportation of natural gas across West Africa. We are proud of this record and are committed to ensuring it endures,” she said.
The company is equally resolute in its commitment to explore new avenues for growth and among others contribute to the diversification of energy sources in the region.
The Committee of Ministers of the WAGP Project is the governing body of the West African Gas Pipeline Project and is made up of the energy ministers from the WAGP States of Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Present at the meeting were the Director General of the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA), Mrs. Chafari Kanya Hanawa, the Commissioner representing the President of the ECOWAS Commission, and some senior officials and delegates from the WAGP member countries. Also present were WAPCo’s Senior Management team members..