This book explores Ghana's newfound oil wealth and how the revenues it generates can be used to produce inclusive economic growth and development. Comparisons are made with neighboring countries, including Nigeria, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea, to highlight how petroleum resources can create jobs, increase research and development skills, and generate government revenue to invest in local services and infrastructure. The impact of global developments, such as the 2014-16 oil slump and innovation within the industry, are also covered.
Petroleum Resource Management in Africa to provide policy suggestions and an operational framework for other petroleum producing countries. It will be of interest to academics and policymakers interested in resource and development economics.
About the Author
Theophilus Acheampong is Associate Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow at the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF), The University of Aberdeen, and also an Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), The University of Dundee. He is also co-Founder of the iRIS Research Consortium, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at Ghanaian Think Tank IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, all based in Accra, Ghana. Thomas Kojo Stephens is a Senior Partner at Stobe Law in Accra, Ghana, and the Head of the Transactional, Oil and Gas Practice, as well as the Consultancy Group of the firm. He is an Advisory Board Member of the International Energy Law Advisory Group (IELAG), a Principal Trainer at the International Energy Law Training and Research Company (IELTRC), and a former Vice-Chairman of Ghana's Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), a statutory body with oversight over the use of Ghana's petroleum revenue. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law.