The media must request the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and other related institutions to disclose details of petroleum contracts.
They must also keep their eye on the management of the petroleum revenue.
The programmes officer for Friends of the Nation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in charge of the extractive industry, Mr Solomon Ampofo, made the call at a capacity building workshop for media practitioners on oil and gas organised by the NGO at Takoradi yesterday.
He said the Petroleum Revenue Management Act provides a framework for the allocation, collection and management of petroleum revenue in a responsible, transparent and accountable manner.
This is to ensure that Ghana’s petroleum resources are utilised judiciously to benefit the entire citizenry and not a few privileged people.
The officer in charge of natural resources, Mr Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah, called for strict environmental assessment of the operations of the oil companies by the Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory authorities to avert oil spillage and pollution of the environment.
Mr Yamoah recalled some incidents such as the death of whales and detection of seaweeds along the coastal lines near the Jubilee oilfields as worrying.
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