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Ghana Struggles to Translate Oil into Development

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After the discovery of oil off the Ghanaian coastline in 2007, it would only take three years for...

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A large portion of the fish caught in Ghana' waters is smoked in wooden smokehouses over clay ovens. It is then sold in the markets of Kumasi and Accra. Image by John Soper. Ghana, 2015.

Offshore drilling for oil began in Ghana in 2007. What economic benefits have Ghanaians seen as a result of the oil industry? Paramount chief of the western region Nana Nketsia V and Solomon Ampofo, an extractives expert, talk about the role the government has played and what the implications for average citizens are.

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