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As Ghana’s economy goes into crisis – there is need for policy options

Ghana’s current economic crisis is not accidental. Many analysts forewarned that an increasing public sector wage bill and election-triggered spending in 2012 would put the budget out of balance and that is exactly what has happened. The economy as it stands now must be stabilized, and a number of policy …

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Ghana government is clueless, visionless and exploitative – Communications Tax Bill amendment shows

The Ghana government’s attempt to amend the Communications Service Tax Act clearly shows that it is clueless, visionless and intent on exploiting Ghanaians at home and abroad. That is notwithstanding the fact that Ghanaians living abroad have become major contributors to the country’s economy. The government after setting a 6.7% …

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ECG will make or break Ghana’s power sector

The Electricity Company of Ghana has been cited in a recent report by the World Bank as failing financially and operationally. The World Bank report titled “Energising Economic Growth in Ghana-Making the Power and Petroleum sectors rise to the challenge” asked the government of Ghana to “think big”  and “provide …

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How the Internet and new media bolstered my journalism career

When I began writing, I knew I wanted to take it as far as possible. But I also knew that apart from my commitment to the essential requirements of the writing profession, like being ethical, responsible, objective, fair and fearless, there was something else that I wasn’t quite sure of. …

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David Cameron, G8 must go beyond pledges and act on tax havens

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs writing in the foreword of a report by ActionAid released May 23, 2013, described tax havens as “the biggest and most dangerous scams in the world economy,” calling on world leaders to end the practice. As usual, at the ongoing G8 Summit in London, British Prime Minister, …

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Indiscipline – a major factor in Ghana’s under-development

Without discipline nothing much can be achieved or sustained by anybody or any group of people.  It is a very important virtue to sustainable development and success.  It is like a seed which must be planted and nurtured. Discipline is the counsellor and friend of champions. It has been said …

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Ushering in the golden age of journalism in Ghana

Thirty-one prominent Ghanaians have recently been appointed as Board members for the four state-owned media establishments;  the New Times Corporation, the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Graphic Communications Group Limited and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). This is a statutory requirement according to Article 168 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution which …

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