If that had been done when what some critics describe as "those one-sided oil agreements" were signed with companies like Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy, would Ghana not be earning more from what after all are depleting assets?
It is instructive that Tullow Oil, for example, was happy to sign the "monkey-dey-work-baboon-dey-chop" agreement it has with the Canadian energy company, Africa Oil, in East Africa. Perhaps Ghana can learn a thing or two from that particular agreement - and make sure that in future it demands similar terms too from oil companies.
In the light of all the above, Ghanaians must thank the think-tank IMANI, for raising questions about the Jubilee oilfield's production figures and revenue projections that are far below actuals. (http://mobile.ghanaweb.com/
They are right to do so - and are showing their sense of patriotism in so doing. They are helping to protect the national interest - and definitely deserve our gratitude.
Those who now rule our country must shed more light on all the issues raised by IMANI. A word to the wise...
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