Ghana’s Vice President John Mahama supports proposals to allocate 10 percent of the country’s oil revenue to the Western Region, the area nearest its offshore find, the Daily Graphic said, citing a speech by Mahama.
Traditional chiefs and politicians from the region have sought to have the country’s parliament earmark funds for its infrastructure development, the Accra-based newspaper said. The parliament is currently debating a proposed oil revenue law, a draft of which does not set aside funds for the region.
The country is due to begin production from its Jubilee field, located 60 kilometers (37 miles) offshore, next week.
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