President Akufo-Addo delivering the State of the Nation address (SONA 2019) said it took the effort of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to discover oil in Ghana.
The President said after several years of trying to identify oil fields in Ghana, it took the effort of the NPP government to discover oil in 2007.
President Akufo-Addo added that some 13 oil blocks were signed under the NDC but none was developed.
"After many years of almost giving up, it took an NPP government to discover oil in Ghana,13 oil blocks were signed under the NDC but not a single one was developed"
"The first one signed under my government has led to the second biggest oil discovery in Ghana".
On December 15, 2010, Ghana became an oil and gas-producing country when the “first oil” was inaugurated at Jubilee Field. Prior to inaugurating the first oil, the nation announced the discovery of commercial quantities of oil and gas at what is dubbed Jubilee Field 1 on June 17, 2007.