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Cost of corruption: The most affected, the poor, must speak out!

The poor are the most affected everywhere there is corruption. Even though, Sociologists argue that corruption serves as an enabler for the poor, for instance, they are often not well connected and highly educated and therefore, the only way they are able to access public services like birth certificates, passports, …

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The AfDB Annual Meetings: To look at energy and climate change in Africa

Every one of the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings over the years has been a major market place for trading in ideas with the potential to stimulate development in Africa. At some of the Meetings, some aspirations have been concretized and eventually actualized to move the continent a step forward …

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Misleading the flock in the name of religion

Karl Marx once said, “Religion is the opium of the masses.” The German Communist Political Philosopher and Economist in a Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (1843), observed that “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It …

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How Ghana started but failed to remain a tax haven

Did you know Ghana was once a tax haven? Ghana was once a tax haven, but just after four years, the country capitulated following pressure from international civil society groups. It started when in June 2005, the Ghana government signed a memorandum of understanding with Barclays Bank to enable the …

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The diploma mills fooling Ghanaians with fake honourary doctorate degrees

Some months ago somewhere in Yamousoukro, Ivory Coast, while attending a meeting, a veteran journalist from an eastern African country shared his love for Lagos with us. “I love night life in Lagos. It’s the only time I go out in the city,” he said. “That’s when you get to …

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Offshore companies in the global economy

The global media is awash with news of the Panama Papers, and it is the biggest leak in journalistic history. The documents show how several politicians and public officials have hidden their assets through offshore companies in tax havens. But what are offshore companies and how do people hide wealth …

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April Fools’ Day and its origins

“Mama, why is April One referred to as April Fools’ Day?”, nine-year-old Lambee asked his mother. The mother who was astonished about the question promised to find out the history behind the day for little Lambee when she gets to work. It was said that in 1708 a correspondent also …

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Personal development for national development – Ghana needs a paradigm shift

Introduction Many concerned Ghanaians have raised questions about Ghana’s development strategy. The questions have ranged from what vision the country has to what the country’s specific development agenda is? Some have even argued for an agenda or vision that every political party that comes into power would execute irrespective of …

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Financial illiteracy and microfinance fraud in Ghana

The rate at which some micro finance institutions in Ghana are fraudulently extorting monies from local investors, especially petty traders, is very alarming.  There is therefore the need for the relevant authorities and agencies in the country to constantly offer financial literacy to potential investors to save the situation. Historically, …

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