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What are the effects of oil subsidies in Ghana, and how price reforms could improve that

Introduction Petroleum is the major index that drives business, manufacturing and transportation of goods and services to serve a competitive nation’s economy and the world at large. The tradability, specificity of assets, planned demand characteristics, the depletion premium resulting from the countries decision to consume now or later and the …

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Fuel price hike: Ghana’s answer to fiscal discipline

On social media, radio and television, Ghanaians have greeted hikes of fuel prices by the John Mahama administration with surprise, but foreign investors will be happy to see the West African nation tighten its fiscal policy. Ghana, which is increasingly cited by fund managers and investment bankers as a safe …

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Dementia: An aging disengagement

The number of people suffering dementia around the globe is expected to nearly double to 65.7million sufferers by 2030, the World Health Organisation has warned. By 2050 it is likely to rise 70 per cent above today’s figure of 35.6million sufferers. Dementia is caused by a variety of brain illnesses …

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The necessities of used undergarments and public health concerns

In an effort to maintain public health standards and cultural dignity, the Ghana Government has passed legislation that outlaws the importation and sale of secondhand or used undergarments. Some critics are labelling the ban an economic and human rights attack on the people as the business continues to flourish with …

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Law of the Sea Tribunal ruling muddies the waters not just for Ghana

Two months ago, Ghana struck a blow for both the rule of law and fiscal probity when it detained the storied flagship of the Argentine navy as part of court-ordered relief for the Latin American country’s jilted creditors. Over the weekend a somnolent United Nations tribunal has waded into the …

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Automation of Revenue Collection by MMDAs

Over the years, proper revenue collection by the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) has been identified as one of the major determinants to how best an Assembly is organized and developed. Per the provisions of Sections 97 and 98 of the Local Government Act (Act 462), the MMDAs are …

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Political stability and larger countries in Africa attract FDI – Paper

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a very important stimulant for economic development and growth anywhere. FDI has been a factor in development in many African countries. A paper has sought to show why larger African countries attract more FDI and how political stability contributes to rise in FDI in Africa. …

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Challenging impunity and use of journalists as legitimate targets

“By the edge of Kodero Forest in remote western Kenya, local hunters discovered the body of 31-year-old newspaper reporter Francis Nyaruri, decapitated and grotesquely disfigured, his hands tied behind his back to render him helpless. It was January 29, 2009, two weeks after the reporter had gone missing while on …

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Five million Ghanaians among global 1.1b people who defecate openly

Accra, the capital of  of Ghana, is a city widely known for its very modern infrastructure, which includes beautiful architecture, a very good road network and flyovers, including the recent but famed George Walker Bush Motorway, which stretches from the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout to Mallam junction. The city also boasts …

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