This short CNN piece, be it a little dated does actually present the issues, successes, and potential future issues and successes in a very balanced way. This was filmed back in 2008 but the same issues are still present today. Will Ghana be able to handle the wealth from oil and not let it ruin it safety and freedom like some other countries in Africa? Will the average Ghanaian benefit?
The answers to the questions are still unclear. One thing that is certain is that by visiting Ghana you can get a better perspective for yourself. While on your trip if you visit community based tourism sites, and stay in locally owned and responsible hotels you will be able to make a difference in some of those peoples lives that will not see any wealth from oil anytime soon.