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W/R: PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO CUTS SOD FOR $25MILLION GNPC HQ.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of a $25-million Operational Headquarters of the national oil company, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) in the Western Regional capital of Sekondi-Takoradi.

The seven-storey office complex, which is expected to be completed within two years will be situated on a land area of 11,680m2.

The multi-faceted structure would have public spaces for a 300-seater auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria and a business centre on the ground floor.

Oil Services hub

Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, President Akufo-Addo said, the construction of the facility is in fulfilment of a manifesto pledge made by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the people of the Western Region, in the run-up to the December 2016 elections, a pledge reiterated by then President-Elect Akufo-Addo to the Western Regional House of Chiefs on December 27, 2016.