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10 reasons we joined fair-trade oil share Ghana petition

Sun, 3 Apr 2016 Source: Lungu, Prof.

By: Prof Lungu

Ghanaians and Ghana supporters all over the world are having their say about Ghana's oil revenues!

The Fair-Trade Oil Share Ghana (FTOS-Gh/PSA) Petition/Campaign to ensure Ghana receives a fair share of its oil revenues has had a CountDown Clock since Novembr, 2015. See the FTOS-Gh/PSA CountDown Clock at this weblink/site:

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?msg=Countdown%20to%20Production%20Sharing%20Agreement%20%28PSA%29%20for%20Ghana&p0=4&swk=1&year=2015&month=11&day=30&hour=0&min=0&sec=0.

As of this update, it has been exactly 16 weeks, 4 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes since we kicked off the online petition, on Sunday, 29 November, 2015 (Accra time). We send our sincerest gratitude to you, if you have already signed the petition.

The online petition for all concerned Ghanaians and Ghana supporters is still on-going, at:

https://www.change.org/p/ghana-fair-trade-oil-share-psa-campaign-ftos-gh-psa.

MESSAGE: Please take just 5 minutes of your time and log on to the petition website, and join the petition. Sign the petition and join the more than 128 people who have already signed the petition and said they support Ghana, that "Enough Is Enough". Blast this message wide, and get your friends and colleagues to also sign, for Ghana's sake.

It is clear: All signatories agree that Ghana deserves and needs a world standard Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for Ghana's oil.

This is the only way Ghana can ensure its citizens get a fair share of its own oil revenues in the first place. That is the only useful way get to wise "Revenue Management." In other words, Ghanaians cannot have an effective, fair, citizen-centered "Revenue Management" program before Ghana starts receiving its fair share of the Oil revenues in the first place.

YOUR UPDATE: In closing, and as an update further, the first set of 126 petitions was downloaded and delivered to the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana the week of 18 March. The letters were delivered by FTOS-Gh/PSA campaign representatives in Ghana.

We provide below 10 of 70 comments by supporters and signatories as of today, 1 April, 2016, exactly 17 weeks, 4 days, and 2 hours after the online petition was launched. The comments were organized according to "Country" of residence of the signer, beginning with Botswana, and ending with United States. This is the first of a 6-part presentation.

We hope by the end of this series you would have been be inspired by the heartfelt and sincere comments to also join the FTOS-Gh/PSA Campaign).

10 Reasons/Comments by FTOS-Gh/PSA Supporters, by Country of Residence.

Number Country Comment

1. Botswana I love my country and want the best for it. Fair trade is the only way my country can eradicate poverty.

2. Canada I am signing this petition because I am a Ghanaian citizen and I want Ghana to be treated fairly in it's dealing with oil companies.

3. Canada I do want Ghana to get its fair share of our National Resource.

4. Canada I am signing this petition because I know from my background that the PSA is the best option available for all new nations joining in oil exploration and production. I learned with shock that Ghana hasn't adopted the PSA.

5. Finland I'm signing this petition to help stop the stupidity of Ghana's parliament where they usually pass bill without perusal.

6. Ghana Yawfiagbeto.

7. Ghana It's not fair.

8. Ghana I want Ghana to benefit from its last resource, oil and gas, for the benefit of the entire country.

9. Ghana Ghana Hybrid system is exploitative, slavish and daylight robbery of Ghana's Oil and Gas resources in the name of investment.

10. Ghana There's need to help our party/ government to do the right thing in order to save Ghana. It's Ghana first!!!

(NOTE: Published with minor edits. The names of signatories, the date they signed, their towns/Zip Codes, etc., were excluded from this report to save space, and ensure a certain level of privacy to the signatories).

SOURCES:

FTOS-Gh/PSA Petition/Campaign:

https://www.change.org/p/ghana-fair-trade-oil-share-psa-campaign-ftos-gh-psa.

For More Information:

http://ghanahero.com/FTOS_GH_Campaign.html.

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©Prof Lungu is Ghana-Centered/Ghana-Proud.

Prof Lungu is based in Washington DC, USA.

Subj: 10 Reasons They Joined Fair-Trade Oil Share Ghana Petition!

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Columnist: Lungu, Prof.