Southern journey: Western Region

Southern journey: Western Region

The Africa Today team is travelling around Ghana's ten regions, exploring the issues on voters' minds and speaking to the candidates about what they have to offer.

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Moving on, the team travelling in the south get to Western Region to focus on the country's large mineral resources.

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Oil production

Currently, 75 kilometres off the Atlantic coast work is going ahead on oil rigs that are soon expected to come into production.

Yaw Graham is the co-ordinator of the advocacy group, Third Network, Africa, Uduak asked him if the discovery was a blessing or a curse for the country.

Listen Oil raises election stakes, 2 mins 14 secs

Uduak visited the port city of Takoradi to find out what oil means to the local people there and which political party they believe will manage it better.

Listen Takoradi oil discussion, 4 mins 32 secs

The mining sector

Inland of Takoradi and set in the mineral-rich rainforest, Tarkwa is a large industrial town.

It is the hub of the regional gold and manganese mining sector and home to the University of Mines and Technology specifically set up to prepare Ghanaians to work within the economically vital industry.

Joyce Aryee, the Chief Executive of The Ghana Chamber of Mines, discusses what her department requires from the politicians that win this election.

Listen Mining sector needs, 3 mins 47 secs

Live (03/12/08) broadcast from University of Mines and Technology:

Listen Mining on Network Africa, 10 mins 19 secs

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