Corporate Social Responsibility and local perceptions. A case study in Western Ghana.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and local perceptions. A case study in Western Ghana.

Type: Master thesis
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility and local perceptions. A case study in Western Ghana.
Author: Pugliese, Francesca
Issue Date: 2014
Keywords: Ghana
Oil and Gas
Social Corporate Responsibility
Land Grabbing
Abstract: This research analyzes the socioeconomic impact of the implementation of a gas plant in progress in the Nzema region, a territory located in the South-Western Ghana which has around 250,000 inhabitants. In recent years the oil and gas found in the area have been a significant event in this locality consisting of the State acquisition of part of district territories in the area to launch some energy projects which promises to be revolutionary for the population. Work on the construction of the gas plant has already started in 2011 by means of the Ghana National Gas Company and of the Sinopec, a Chinese company hired by the Ghanaian government. To date, some of the local people in the area have been struggling with the lack of or insufficient compensation for their crops and they are still looking for alternative means of livelihood. Most are demanding corporate social responsibility from the gas companies or at least the opportunity to contribute in a more significant way in the implementation of the project since the main job opportunity in the gas plant is to work as unskilled workers. Directly or indirectly all of the people from surrounding area are strongly affected by the gas plant, and their ways of looking at the project are many and varied.
Supervisor: Ross, Robert
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: African Studies (Master)
Specialisation: MA African Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28597
 

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