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Title: Conflict Resolution in Ghana in the Management of the Oil and Gas Find
Authors: Attuquayefio, P.
Asare-Boateng, K.
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: The study aimed at assessing the strategies that have been put in place by stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Ghana to resolve (prevent) the occurrence of conflict. The study employed both primary and secondary forms of data. Primary data was obtained using structured interview schedule and questionnaire designed based on the objectives of the study. Secondary data was obtained through the review of Ghana daily newspapers on oil and gas related issues in Ghana. The respondents of the study consisted of one executive each from Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy as well as 60 chiefs and opinion leaders in four oil producing communities. Findings revealed that Government and the other stakeholders (Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy) have institutionalized various forms of strategies in the form of projects, management of the oil revenue, local capacity building to put the industry in a position to benefit the people of Ghana. The petroleum Revenue management Act, 2010 passed by Parliament and assented to by the former and late President of Ghana, His Excellency Prof. John E. A. Mills, provide the framework for the collection, management and allocation of petroleum revenue in a way that would benefit the citizens of Ghana. The Government has also made conscious effort to locate key infrastructural projects on oil and gas at the Western Region to directly create a sense of involvement and inclusiveness as well as create economic opportunities in the region. Government and other stakeholders like Tullow and Kosmos Energy have made various interventions to resolve pending and possible disputes through promise and provision of infrastructural development and social intervention programmes. The Study recommended that financial transparency regarding oil and gas revenue should be a key part of any government policy which would help establish strong trust for the government from the general public and eliminate any agitation.
Description: Thesis (MA)-University of Ghana, 2013
Appears in Collections:Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy

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