Residents of Apremdo in the Western Region have discovered a material underground that resembles crude oil.
A viral video on social media revealed what seemed to be crude oil in the soil but was really dark, sticky material.
Nana Egya Kwamena XI, the local traditional chief, has subsequently taken up the issue and vowed to look into it to find out what the substance is.
The community would do an investigation to see what exactly the chemical may be, the traditional leader reportedly told Joy News.
The chief told the media in an interview that the community cannot confirm the composition of the sticky, black substance, but he will welcome specialists to do more research.
“This is a substance coming out from the ground found inside Apremdo. We’re taking a sample to Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) for laboratory test …,” he said.
The chief and his elders are optimistic that the substance will become a substantial carbon resource, especially in the case of crude oil or mineral resources that might influence how the area develops.
“We are anxiously waiting to see the outcome of the test we want to conduct with Tema Oil Refinery,” he added.