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Are Ghanaian Journalists failing the fight?

By Seibik Bugri, Accra  

Stakeholders with keen interest in the governance of extractive industries and how resources therein are used have bemoaned the seeming lackadaisical attitude of Ghanaian Journalists towards the sector and pressed home the urgent need for them to double their efforts in throwing more light on to the sector.

Members of the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalist (IFEJ) and other extractive reporters do not…


Added by seibik bugri on March 29, 2015 at 20:42 — No Comments

Liberia Extractive Media Watch formed

The Extractive Media Watch (EMW) has been officially registered as a not-for-profit organization under the laws of Liberia.The organization was conceived in 2013 after a group of Liberian journalists attended a week-long intensive training on the covering the oil and gas sector.

The week-long training was provided by the International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies Journalism also known as…


Added by Kwami Ahiabenu on March 2, 2015 at 22:53 — No Comments

Increasing Sustainable Energy Access For African Nations

Meeting the regional energy demands has been a tough feat for many African countries. Since energy is crucial for achieving growth and development, most of the region’s economic issues are dependent on energy. From poverty reduction, food security, increased access to sanitation and safe drinking water, to health promotion and disease prevention, energy is essential. Many rural areas in Africa do not have adequate…


Added by Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa on February 17, 2015 at 8:23 — No Comments

Financial Support in the Offing for Small Scale Miners? Karl-Reiner Riedlinger of Lombardium assures them.

From Left, Anthony Samani, Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, seibik Bugri, Solomon Bonsu,

Karl-Reiner Riedlinger, Ascan Lutterodt and Robert Atsrim.

The fears of small scale miners and artisans that…


Added by seibik bugri on February 16, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Australian Mining Experts Visit ASMAN.

From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh. 

Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…


Added by seibik bugri on February 8, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Republic of the Congo’s parliament using EITI Reports to approve state budget

Republic of the Congo’s parliament using EITI Reports to approve state budget

Oversight over government and state-owned enterprise is tightening.

Oil continues to dominate the…


Added by EITI on January 22, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Increasing Transparency In The Extractive Industry: The Canadian Approach

 By Darrell W Podowski and Jennifer L Poirier, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

In keeping with the recent global trend of combating corporate misconduct and corrupt practices, and as part of a commitment to increase transparency in the extractive industry, in October 2014, the government of Canada tabled the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (Act). The Act mandates the disclosure of payments that companies in the…


Added by seibik bugri on November 23, 2014 at 12:57 — No Comments

Throwing Oil blocks Away? Ghana's Minister stand Accused.

The point of corruption in Ghana’s oil and gas industry is reaching a crescendo with the approval of new Petroleum contract to foreign companies by Ghana’s Minister of Energy under very strange circumstances. Most of them from neighboring Nigeria without the requisite experience or…


Added by seibik bugri on September 17, 2014 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

Ghana: World Bank Helps Build Public Oversight of Oil and Gas

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved additional financing of US$19.80 million to support the development of Ghana s rich oil and gas reserves. This brings the total support to US$ 57.80 million.  The objectives of the project are first, to help improve public management and regulatory capacity and enhance sector transparency by strengthening the institutions managing and monitoring the sector; and second, support the development of…


Added by seibik bugri on July 7, 2014 at 0:18 — No Comments

Of Good Governance and Extractive Resources


International opinion no longer differ on the centrality of good governance to the attainment of sustainable development.  And has in recent times come to be the common donor requirement for the release of both bilateral and multilateral aid to Third World countries although defined diversely among different observers and actors concerned with development. Before going into details, it may be useful to attempt…


Added by seibik bugri on June 24, 2014 at 12:12 — No Comments

NNRC Position Paper on CBN’S Allegation Against the NNPC



The Nigerian Natural Resource Charter convened a Roundtable Discussion in Lagos on the 13th of March 2014, to examine the allegations by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on discrepancies between the receipts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the corresponding…


Added by Nigerian NRC (NNRC) on April 11, 2014 at 10:12 — No Comments

Are We Beginning to See the Light? Lou Reed and Supply Chain Responsibility

(Reposting here this blog that appeared on CSRWire (http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1163-are-we-beginning-to-see-the-light-lou-reed-and-supply-chain-responsibility).  Because of the relevance to issues of interest to GOXIans and the mining-related examples I use, thought I would post here as well). 


As 2013 ends, the inevitable review of important…


Added by Brad Brooks-Rubin on January 9, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Putting Contract Transparency to Work - Results from Francophone Africa

Just posted over at revenuewatch.org: a blog on the results of innovative project monitoring work being carried out by civil society organizations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea and Niger. Important mineral contracts are publicly available in these countries, and CSOs are using them as tools to track how governments and companies are complying with their legal obligations, and to propose new approaches for enhancing the positive impact of these projects.

Check it out…


Added by Patrick Heller on November 14, 2013 at 23:27 — 1 Comment

Ideas for development through Business and Investment

Every business institution and businessman can play a great positive role to develop a country. Many business institutions and businessmen have been working to develop their countries for a…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on March 20, 2013 at 20:06 — No Comments

New Paper on NOCs in New Oil Hotspots

Patrick Heller and I have just published a paper on strategies for managing National Oil Companies in new oil-producing countries and hotspots for oil exploration. It challenges some generally accepted governance advice for low capacity emerging producers.


These governments face daunting challenges: Which body do they make responsible for licensing, regulation and monitoring: the National Oil Company, a ministry or a separate regulatory agency? Traditional analysis has often…


Added by Valérie Marcel on September 6, 2012 at 20:27 — No Comments


By Coletta Wanjohi, Uganda

Bank of Uganda's main role is advising the government on all matters pertaining economic policy and de-velopment and this also involves the oil sector. The National Oil and Gas Policy that was approved by cabi-net in 2008 gives Bank of Uganda the mandate to be the manager of the oil revenue. This means that when Uganda's oil starts flowing and it is either exported or sold whatever revenue is realized will be managed largely by the central…


Added by Coletta Nyawira Wanjohi on April 12, 2012 at 9:05 — No Comments

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre publications on illicit financial flows in extractive industries


Extractive sectors and illicit financial flows: What role for revenue governance initiatives? is the new U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre publication dealing with illicit financial flows coming out of extractive industries.


Philippe Le Billon (2011)

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:13) 41 p.…


Added by Norma Garza on November 22, 2011 at 17:22 — No Comments

Oil and State Building in South Sudan

The creation on July 9, 2011 of the Republic of South Sudan and the excitement that this provokes should provide fuel and energy to help build a prosperous nation. South Sudan faces many challenge and at the same time, the country has the benefit of having substantial oil reserves that can be used to build and support the new…


Added by Norma Garza on July 11, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Congo Says Talks With BHP Billiton on Inga 3 Power Plant Are Very Advanced (Bloomberg)

By Michael J. Kavanagh and Jesse Riseborough…


Added by GOXI on November 1, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

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