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Did Ghana's oil town strike it rich?

What difference has the discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana made to the lives of people in the once run-down port of Takoradi, the hub for the new industry?

Ghana's first commercial oil began flowing in December 2010 from a field 60km offshore.

The government says oil money will fund new roads, ports and railways.

But two and a half years on, what difference has it made to the lives of people in the once run-down port of Takoradi, the hub for the new industry?

Rob Walker reports.

  • 07 May
  • From the section Africa