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Vol 51 No 5

Published 5th March 2010


Ghana

Oil and optimism

The President’s grand development plans contrast sharply with partisan manoeuvres in Parliament and beyond

In a year’s time Ghana should be producing 150,000 barrels of oil a day and its economy should be growing at well over 10% a year (AC Vol 50 No 25 & Vol 51 No 1). Its party political barracking might even have become more constructive and less personalised. That at least is the hope of President John Evans Atta Mills, the tax law specialist-turned-politician who is battling to use oil revenue to finance an industrialisation programme.

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