First One Hundred Days of Oil Production in Ghana

  • V Ransford
  • E Gyampo
  • N-L Kuditcher
  • BE Asare


This paper discusses the events and happenings in Ghana within the first one
hundred days of oil production. Using elite interviews and media reports, the
paper chronicles several challenges and problems including lack of
transparency, secrecy, consensus building, discontentment, etc that have
occurred in the oil industry. Given that these were the same challenges that
characterized the preparatory processes prior to oil production, the paper
argues that the challenges and problems of the oil industry within the first
hundred days of oil production are not mere teething problems but signs of
greater challenges to come. The paper concludes on the note that timeous
and prompt solution to these challenges is crucial in ensuring that the oil
becomes a blessing to the nation in so far as development and promotion of
good governance and democracy are concerned

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