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Ghana’s agric sector must be transformed to ensure food security

A lot has been said about Ghana’s economy and the need to boost agricultural production to feed the nation, provide jobs for the people, stem rural-urban migration, reduce poverty and enhance the nutritional needs of citizens. Sadly enough, little concerted effort has been made by governments and stakeholders over the …

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Bank of Ghana must keep momentum to sanitize banking sector

A cursory look at the banking sector in Ghana gives an impression that some rogues are running the sector. It is as if there are no rules or the banks are a law unto themselves. Insider information about the country’s banking sector is scary, spells doom for the country’s economic …

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Ghana – a country in decadence?

A new friend I made recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while I was attending an Experts Group Meeting on Statistical Data Flow Architecture for National Systems in Africa asked me if I had a blog. I said yes. And he said I should blog more about my travels. Yes. Indeed, …

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President of ICC writes on 10 years of the court

On 1 July 2002, the first three staff members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered the ICC’s building in The Hague, the Netherlands. On that day, the ICC’s founding treaty, called the Rome Statute, entered into force. Ten years after that modest beginning, the ICC has turned into a …

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Stop the joke Mr. Politician – This is serious business!

The health of the economy of Ghana has been given different prognosis by different people depending on the side of the political divide one happens to find himself/herself. Pro-governing party sympathizers always give very optimistic prognosis of the economy and opposition party sympathizers always give very bleak prognosis of the …

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Election year excesses, cedi depreciation, and inflation in Ghana

Every election year in the Fourth Republic, especially the hotly contested ones, has been associated with excesses (in spending and behaviour), rapid depreciation of the cedi, and accelerating inflation. The most recent to such years is election year 2000, when the excesses led to an exchange rate depreciation (number of …

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