The Nyansapo Economic Lecture Series in Accra is a shared venture of the Dei Centre for the Study of Contemporary African Art and NYU Africa House that brings together high-level leaders from government, business, and academia to share information about important economic issues facing Ghana. A typical gathering will include presentations from prominent Ghanaian thought leaders, followed by dinner and a Q & A. The Second Economic Lecture had two keynote speakers, Joe Amoako-Tuffour and Kewku Awotwi, who addressed the following questions that weigh heavily on the minds of Ghanaian officials and economists, as well as the average citizen: how will Ghana manage revenue from these resources? What laws will prevent abuse of oil and gas profits? How will these new energy resources affect the country’s own electrical generation? Joe Amoako-Tuffour is the Chair of the Economics Department at St. Frances Xavier University and Kewku Awotwi is the CEO of Volta River Authority.
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