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Experts examines petroleum revenue at the ”The Platform”

offshore-rigExperts in the oil and gas industry and civil society think-tanks will converge at the Best Western Premier Hotel today to discuss how revenue from the sector has been managed after four years of oil production.

Speakers and discussants on the second edition of TV3 Network’s flagship programme dubbed “The Platform” including deputy Finance Minister Helen Mona Quartey; Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Mohammed Amin Adam; and Director of Operations of Ghana National Petroleum Commission, Thomas Manu, will explain, dissect and answer questions that is bothering the minds of Ghanaians on the use of the country’s oil resource.

Other speakers include Founder of Imani, Franklin Cudjoe; Dr. Thomas Kojo Stephens, a lawyer and Petroleum Policy Analyst; and Executive Director of KITE, Ishmael Adjekumhene.

“The Platform”, focuses on pressing national issues and this year’s edition is on the theme – ‘Ghana’s Economy: Four Years after Oil Production’.

The event will ascertain whether the oil prospects for the country is on track, how much revenue has been generated over the last four years of production and also if there are effective laws to protect investments.

Ghana discovered oil in 2007 and started production in 2010 but four years down the line, some experts have questioned the lack of transparency in the management of the oil revenue.

Source: B&FT

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