OML30: Heritage Organizes Capacity Building Training For CDB, CMCs On Effective GMoU Implementation


LAGOS AUGUST 31ST (NEWSRANGERS)-A two-day capacity building training organized by Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), operator of Oil Mining Lease (OML30), for the 72 members of Community Development Board (CDB) and Cluster Management Committees (CMC) has properly equipped the members on effective and efficient implementation of the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU).
Mr. Omamuzo Erebe Esq., Director, Legal Drafting, Office of the Attorney-General, Delta State, who did a brief review of the expired 2015 GMoU, highlighted some new innovations that were introduced to the new 2018 GMoU.
On Managing Conflicts for Peace and Progress, the Lead Consultant, Mr. V.S. Omorie, enjoined the parties to the GMoU to ensure that they each discharges their duties in order to have a seamless implementation for the benefit of all stakeholders. He also advised them to always avoid any consequential conflict which was bound to arise any time these needs are not met.
He charged participants to always resort to conflict resolution mechanisms any time conflict arises, noting that the adoption by parties to any dispute, the principled (win/win) strategy was more integrative and result-oriented.
Olorogun Aweka Avwenaghagha, Director, Local Content Unit, Delta State Ministry of Oil & Gas, who spoke on the significance of the Local Content Act, lamented the lack of understanding by community leaders of the tenets of the Act.
He also decried the inability of indigenes of Delta State, particularly those from oil producing areas, to organize their businesses in such a way as to be able to compete favourably at the highest level of the oil industry.
Heritage’s Head, Community Relations & Security, Mr. Sylvester Okoh, charged the CDB and everyone present to think strategically outside the box on a larger scale and to brainstorm projects that will affect the entire landscape of their communities while looking beyond just HEOSL.
Okoh posited that the era when community leaders were just satisfied with such little projects as fencing of school and electricity facilities only should be seen to be over.
He stressed the need for the communities to stop restricting themselves to reliance on only the project funds created by the GMoU and make efforts at higher collaboration and partnership with themselves and other development partners.

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