Ghana votes for a share of the oil

New Statesman
Accra, Ghana

The people of Ghana have been told before that oil will be their saviour. But as President John Kufuor steps down after two terms of office, his successor could be the first leader to see benefits from an offshore discovery of oil reserves estimated at 1.8 billion barrels. Ghana would become an “African tiger”, Kufuor said last year. “With oil as a shot in the arm, we’re going to fly.”

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