In 2010, Ghana joined the ranks of oil-producing countries in Africa with the current output of 120,000 barrels per day.

This has greatly elevated hopes among Ghanaians but also sparked fears of a ‘Nigerian scenario’ in which the oil found appears to have become a problem rather than a solution.

Given the trajectory of some oil and gas producing countries’ experience with the ‘resource curse’ phenomenon, one wonders whether Ghana as a developing country will be able to escape a similar fate with its new found oil wealth.

To deliberate and shed light on this, some researchers at the University of East London are organising a two day conference to debate and explore how Ghana can avoid the resource curse phenomenon through its Petroleum Revenue Management Regime.

This two-day conference is to provide a platform for experts, stakeholders, researchers, private sector organisations, NGOs and the public to discuss and explore avenues on the efficient management and exploitation of Ghana’s oil and gas resources as a key contributor to the country’s socio- economic development.

Check guest speakers, venue and date below:

ALEX MOULD – Former CEO, @ Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

NANA TETRETE OKUAMOAH SEKYM II – Paramount Chief of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, Western Region, Ghana.

JOHN DARKO – Senior Legal Consultant Supervising the Drafting of Ghana National Gas Act for Ghana’s Gas Industry. Partner at a Darko, Keli- Delataa & Co. Lecturer at GIMPA, Law Faculty

JUSTICE DR. RICHMOND OSEI-HWERE – Justice of Ghana High Court, with expertise in Oil & Gas Law. Adjunct lecturer – Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Adjunct lecturer – Ghana School of Law (Kumasi campus).

DR. RAINER AKUMPERIGYA – Law Lecturer, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) School of Law, Ghana. Legal Practitioner and Senior Partner at Partners & Associates, Ghana.

DR. EDDY WIFA – Lecturer Nottingham Law School. Director for the African Natural Resources and Energy Law Network

MENA ABAFFOE YALLEY – Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, University of East London, UK.

REBECCA AMPONSAH – Legal Practitioner and Doctoral Researcher, University of Aberdeen.

OLUBUNMI ONAFUWA – Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom.

PRISCILLA ARABA COURNOOH – Branch Manager, Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd, Dansoman Branch, Accra, Ghana


1st Day – Plenary Session.

Date: “Tuesday, 29th October, 2019”

Time: “15:45pm – 18:45pm.”

Venue: University of East London, “DockLands campus,”

University Way,


E16 2RD


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