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Old 11-10-2013, 05:47 PM
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This focuses on Ghana but maybe some of it can be applied to other African countries with oil and minerals.


Ghana oil through the lens of Norway - ModernGhana.com

The Sekondi/Takoradi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to undertake a fact finding visit to Norway to study the management of their oil and gas sector.

Ghana Business News Ghana to study Norway
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:30 AM
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That they should achieve high standards of education and universal literacy before they start working their oil reserves. So the citizenry will not just roll over and become doormats for whatever puppet dictator is installed by the multinational oil cartel. And then become as socialist as the American global-nannies will tolerate,

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:32 AM
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Interesting approaches taken by Norway to prevent the resource curse.


One radical solution aimed at preventing the oil money from destroying Norway's existing industries: Limit the amount of money the country made from oil in the short term. Don't drill everything at once.

"It was received with skepticism by the industry, who wanted Norway to go full-speed ahead," Al-Kasim said.

Despite the industry pushback, Norway handed out just a couple drilling permits a year...

How To Avoid The Oil Curse : Planet Money : NPR

I wonder how much of this Ghana will apply?
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