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CSOs write open letter to President Mahama on beneficial ownership

Dear Mr. President, We, the under-signed civil society organizations in Ghana understand your attendance to the upcoming Anti-Corruption Summit in the UK this week will mark yet another important opportunity to demonstrate your government’s commitment to the fight against corruption in Ghana. We write to respectfully request you to make …

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Did you know that re-spraying and rebranding the 116 buses was a priority?

Thanks to civil society groups OccupyGhana and Citizen Movement Ghana, Ghanaians would get to know the details of the bus re-spraying and rebranding business between the Ghana government and Smartty’s Productions. The company was handed a contract to re-spray and rebrand 116 buses. The photos of former leaders and President …

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Addressing corruption in Africa with the right focus

Governance and corruption are controversial issues of great significance for sustainable development. Fostering structural transformation requires more than a national policy and strategy in order to operate effectively in an increasingly globalized world. Globalization continues to alter countries’ growth trajectories, with grave implications for the poor by affecting their access …

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Is Ghana’s Electoral Commission ready for elections 2016?

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has in recent times come under criticism and accusation that it is not ready for the 2016 general elections scheduled for November. The EC sometimes sweeps these criticisms under the carpet, especially when they are deemed to emanate from persons aligned with the opposition New Patriotic …

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They don’t believe in the future!

The domino effect of five central banks – Denmark, Switzerland, the European Central bank, the bank of Japan and more recently Sweden, slashing interest rates to sub – zero levels has certainly given many the chills. Viewed as a desperate move to stimulate growth by rewarding spending and penalizing savings …

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We need security now! – Ghanaian parliamentarians

Ghanaian parliamentarians are on edge following the unfortunate murder of the grandson of J. B. Danquah; member of parliament for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah-Adu, and a subsequent close call experienced by Barbara Isha-Ayisi, a candidate for Cape Coast North. According to sources within the parliament house and the Job …

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Leading African institutions disagree over Africa Data Consensus

Tension is brewing between two leading African institutions over the concept of the Africa Data Consensus. The African Union Commission (AUC) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have disagreements over making the Africa Data Consensus part of the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA). The main purpose …

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Conflict grows out of inequality and exclusion

For a while Africans enthusiasm with the good economic performance of the continent has had a contagious lazy effect in many minds. It was as if the road to a new continental status was a given, even though we were all too busy approving many frameworks and strategies, centered on …

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The God of TB Joshua, the God of Pastor Chris, and the Government of Ghana

Although they both have JM initials, President John Mahama is not President John Mills. And Mahama wants the whole world to be clear about this. No wonder he goes about blaming all previous governments, his own former boss Atta Mills included, for the woes of his current government: ‘If previous …

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