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Vol 44 No 22

Published 7th November 2003


Ghana

Politics get crude

Money, oil and scandals are the key to pre-election politics

The row over crude oil supplies to the state-owned Volta River Authority is turning into a full-scale political battle in the run up to next year's general elections. The key figure is VRA's ex-Chief Executive, Charles Yves Wereko-Brobby, a former leading opposition politician who resigned, along with the entire VRA board, headed by Jones Ofori-Atta, in late September. Wereko-Brobby had earlier been forced to 'step aside' after VRA workers threatened industrial action to shut down the national power supply.

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