The population of the Ghanaian city of Takoradi is increasing fast, doubling in the last 10 years. People have moved to the western regions of the country hoping to gain employment in the emerging energy industry.
Promising discoveries suggest oil revenues will soon surpass those from Ghana’s historically dominant cocoa and gold industries. There are high expectations among Ghana nationals, who anticipate significant collective and personal benefits from their country’s new found wealth.
By Drew Leitch, managing director of MDT International