This video (featuring some of my photographs) tackles the question of financial transparency in Ghana. Boakye Dankwa Boadi, a representative of a prominent human rights and environmental organization in Ghana asks what exactly oil companies in Ghana are trying to hide and calls for transparency. He calls on the American Petroleum Institute to drop its court case to block the payment transparency provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
"The efforts of Mr. Boadi and others in Ghana to promote transparency and responsible governance are under threat. He sees legislation like Dodd-Frank as a measure that will help them check the money coming in to the government with payments reported by the companies themselves. He says this will help Ghana “cross the path of poverty” to becoming a more developed nation." - Chris Hufstader
Link to Oxfam America blog post by Chris Hufstader
To add your voice to the Oxfam America petition calling for transparency:http://www.oxfamamerica.org/big-oil