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General News of Monday, 28 November 2016


I will relocate GNPC to Western Region – Akufo-Addo

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government, when voted into power, will relocate the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) from its current location in Tema to the Western Region.

The move, he said, will form part of a strategy that will be pursued by the NPP administration to turn the Western Region into an oil production for West Africa.

Once that is achieved, he says, the Western Region will then be in pole position to take full advantage of the benefits of the country’s find.

Nana Akufo-Addo made this observation when he called on the Western Regional House of Chiefs at their offices in Sekondi on Monday, November 28, 2016.

His visit forms part of activities designed to round up his campaign in the region later in the day.

The opposition leader commenting further said the very strategic important objective of the next NPP government is to turn the Western into a West Africa regional oil services hub.

“All of those facilities – part of the petrochemical industry, the service industry to service the oil sector not only in Ghana but West Africa, the port facilities here, if you add all of these together we can make the region an oil service hub. All the big oil hubs in the world are not many. If you take Rotterdam, Hurst and a few others there is no reason why we can’t make the Western Region a major oil services hub. That is a major objective of the next NPP government,” he noted.