Ghana's 2016 presidential candidate of the NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the Western Region will develop into an oil services hub if he wins on December 7.

The presidential hoeful, who ran in 2008 and 2012, says that this will be done by positioning the Western Region as an efficient centre for the support of the oil industry in the West African region.

According to a report on myjoyonline.com this will result in the relocation of the headquarters of Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) to the region.

Nana Akufo-Addo was speaking on Sunday, November 27, 2016, when he addressed yet another mammoth rally at the Sekondi Methodist Park, the venue for the NPP’s Western Regional Rally.

Akufo-addo about western

“We are going to develop a petrochemical industry here in the Western region, so we can maximize the value of the oil find. These are some of the policy initiatives and programmes we will implement to bring jobs, wealth, and prosperity to the region, and to Ghana,” he said.

The NPP flagbearer also bemoaned the lack of development of the Western Region, under the John Mahama administration, since the commencement of the production of oil in commercial quantities in 2011, which has seen the nation realise some $5 billion in oil revenues.

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