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Open letter to the Governor, Bank of Ghana: Don’t make Ghanaians spectators of finance industry

Dear Governor, I dare say that whereas the GH¢400 million ($88.5 million) minimum capital requirement you have placed on banks is not a bad policy in and of itself, but the fact that the decision is threatening to make Ghanaians mere spectators of the mainstream financial sector instead of major participants …

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ECA pays tribute to the memory of Adebayo Adedeji: Africa has lost an icon

The entire staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) this week mourns the passing of the institution’s longest serving Executive Secretary, Professor Adebayo Adedeji, who passed away on 25 April 2018. In a statement to all ECA staff, the Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe described Professor Adedeji as greatly …

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Will Ghana be second after Rwanda to ratify AfCFTA?

Africa’s strive towards continental integration and free trade has received another major boost. Fourty four African countries signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018. What was outstanding was that parliaments of those countries were expected to ratify the agreement and the AfCfTA …

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WACSI and Change the Game Academy – Leading Civil Society Beyond Aid

Civil society in Ghana remains a key constituency in ensuring the advancement and consolidation of democratic governance. Increasingly, civil society in Ghana has begun to reflect on its sustainability due to dwindling donor funding and shifting development priorities. It has become clear that there is a need for civil society …

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The AU, fighting corruption and investigative journalism in Africa

It is common knowledge that Africa is not poor. The continent holds the largest share of the world’s precious metals, and while barely half of its arable land has been cultivated, it is the leading producer of cocoa in the world. Indeed, some Gulf countries are known to have purchased …

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Open letter to the IGP of Ghana: I’m a journalist, I don’t feel safe

Dear Mr. Inspector General of Police, I am a journalist living and working in Accra, and I have been for many years now through some of the difficult times in this country’s political systems. But in 2018, 25 years since Ghana started practicing constitutional democracy, I don’t feel safe anymore …

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25 ways to reduce crime in Ghana

Since last year Ghana has been witnessing some horrendous criminal activities. There was the torturous murder of Military Peacekeeper, Major Maxwell Mahama, followed by unanimous national reaction, but the situation has not abated in 2018. Since January alone, close to 90 robbery cases have been recorded in different parts of …

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Open letter: Seventh African human resource leaders conference must do due diligence

We write to urge you to withdraw “Dr.” Mrs. Bernice Anowa Welbeck as guest speaker at your upcoming African leadership conference slated for April 25-27 2018. Our request is informed by the following: The title ascribed to Mrs. Bernice Welbeck is inaccurate. In addition, she is not an authority in …

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