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Ghana Lacks ’Capacity’ to Tackle Oil Spills, Report Shows

Ghana’s main environmental agency may finish regulations for the country’s nascent energy industry by 2012, as a government report showed the body is unprepared to manage the risks associated with oil production.

The Environmental Protection Agency “lacks necessary equipment and adequate capacity” to monitor and handle potential problems in the emerging oil and natural gas industries, showed the report, written by officials from the West African nation’s Environment Ministry and other government agencies.