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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 05)
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Oil Industry Activities in Ghana: Community Perceptions and Sustainable Solutions

George Agyei, Joseph Gordon, Arhinful Erasmus and Issaka Yakubu
Corresponding Author:  George Agyei 

Key words:  Ahanta West District, corporate social responsibility, Ghana, oil extraction, , ,
Vol. 4 , (05): 583-596
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March 31, 2012 April 17, 2012 May 15, 2012

The discovery and exploitation of oil reserves in Ghana has generated different expectations and reactions from the local population about the inevitable consequences for industrialization and economic development in the oil producing area. In pursuit of the perceptions and expectations of communities closer to the offshore operations, a mixture of semi-structured, open ended questions were randomly administered. In analyzing the perceptions and reactions of the local population to the prospects created by the oil discovery in commercial quantities, insights in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) were considered. The study reveals that the people in the communities closer to the offshore operations share the same convictions and aspirations; that is they are comfortable with their existing sources of livelihood, afraid that these sources might be hurt from oil-related activities and demanding a just allocation of the expected economic benefits through a harmonization of local fishing, farming and oil extraction activities.
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George Agyei, Joseph Gordon, Arhinful Erasmus and Issaka Yakubu, 2012. Oil Industry Activities in Ghana: Community Perceptions and Sustainable Solutions.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(05): 583-596.
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