Petroleum hub to create 78,000 jobs in Western Region – Minister

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The Western Regional Minister Dr Okyere Darko Mensah has been enumerating the various developmental projects earmarked for the region this year.

Speaking to Naomi Afriyie Nyanor on the Jolly Breakfast Show, on Monday, January 9, the Regional Minister said the projects include the construction of a naval port at Nzulebo in the Jomorro District which when completed will accommodate 2000 uniformed personnel and the construction of a petroleum hub.

The Minister said he has signed off on a 20,000-acre land that will be used for the petroleum hub. The project when completed will provide 78,000 jobs. He, therefore, advised the youth to undergo training to position themselves for the job opportunities that will arise.

He said, “We are building a naval port in Nzulebu in the Jomoro District which will be bigger than what we have in Sekondi-Takoradi because it is going to accommodate over 2,000 personnel. But the city it is going create will be more than accommodate more than 2,000 people, it is going to have a big impact.”

“I have signed off a 20,000 acre of land for a petroleum project which we will cut sod this month when the project is finished, we will create some 78,000 jobs.”

Dr Okyere Darko Mensah also talked about the state of roads in the Western Region.

“We have virtually given all the roads in the Amenfi area to contractors. Most contractors have been given part payments and they should be able to return to the site and work because there is no room for excuses.”

“The contractor working on the Mpohor-Wassa East road is in town and is organising to come back and I believe the work will be completed soon.

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