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Vol 54 No 9

Published 26th April 2013


Ghana

A tough one hundred days

President Mahama says his government has been denied the six-month honeymoon his predecessors enjoyed

The economic and political prospects may be bright in the medium term but on 17 April John Dramani Mahama reached his first 100 days in office without much to celebrate. Benefits from oil and gas production should gradually filter down over the next 18 months but in the short term, power cuts and water shortages are making life difficult for ordinary Ghanaians. Outwardly, President Mahama seems calm and focused but he says he has been suffering sleepless nights because of the electricity crisis.

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