Brief description of CBOs, CSOs and NGOs in the oil and gas industry in Ghana.
Activities in every aspect of an economy affect certain groups of people in society or the general public. There are generally advocate institutions to monitor the industry or be the voice of the voiceless. Such institutions are community and society based or national.
The oil and gas industry particularly, in Africa has often prospered to the detriment of the indigenous people of the oil find as well as the whole nation. Ghana being one of the latest nations to discover oil with the experiences of her neighbors at her disposal has evolved with a number of watchdogs in the form of NGOs (ting tanks), CBOs, and CSOs, all with one purpose of protecting the community and the national interest.
Here are some of the major and visible NGOs, CBOs and CSOs operating in Ghana with relation to the oil and gas industry.