The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II, is optimistic about the significant transformation that the Northern Region of Ghana is poised to experience with the upcoming oil and gas exploration in the Voltaian Basin.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is making progress towards drilling an exploration well in the basin next year, a development that could potentially turn the region into a thriving hub for petroleum production and attract global business and investment.
Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II expressed his unwavering support for the project, recognizing the immense potential it holds for the region and Ghana as a whole. He emphasized the importance of harnessing natural resources to support development not only in the host communities but also beyond, highlighting the pivotal role the successful activities in the Voltaian Basin would play in achieving this.
Government and GNPC Acknowledge Ya Naa’s Support and Pave the Way for Progress in the Voltaian Basin Oil Drilling Project
During a courtesy call by the deputy minister of energy, Herbert Krampah, and GNPC’s management, including CEO Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah, the delegation extended gratitude to Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II and the people of the Northern Region for their continuous support in creating a favorable environment for hydrocarbon prospecting in the Voltaian Basin.
The deputy minister conveyed the government’s appreciation for the Ya Naa’s commitment to the project since its inception and assured that the region would reap the positive impacts of the project’s success. Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah, CEO of GNPC, acknowledged the instrumental role played by Ya Naa Abukari Mahama II in ensuring the right conditions for successful work in discovering Ghana’s onshore hydrocarbon potential.
GNPC’s CEO also sought further support for the corporation’s ongoing efforts, highlighting the significant opportunities that lie ahead for the region with the drilling of wells in the Voltaian Basin. He confirmed that preliminary outcomes from the project’s extensive work have provided substantial motivation to continue with prospecting activities.
The drilling of the first well on the land is expected to commence in 2024, positioning the Northern Region as a thriving area of development in Ghana and offering vast business and growth prospects both domestically and globally.
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