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Vol. 14 No. 3 November, 2014 Promoting Transparency And Accountability In Oil And Gas Contracti
Vol. 14 No. 3 November, 2014 Promoting Transparency And Accountability In Oil And Gas Contracti
01 April, 2015

Following the discovery of oil in 2007, Ghana on December 15, 2010, joined the league of oil producing countries. In light of this, there has been a growing discussion about what mechanisms are necessary to ensure that both companies and the Ghanaian government are held accountable to citizens. While most public discourse on Ghana’s oil discovery tends to focus on revenue management, the impact of mining on local communities and the “inevitability” of the resource curse, there has been minimal discussion about the adequacy of its current licensing and contracting practice in promoting transparency and accountability within the oil and gas sector.

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