As Ghana prepares to undertake its eighth Presidential and Parliamentary elections on December 7 in this Fourth Republic, monetisation of politics has begun to rear its ugly head. Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana (CDD-Ghana), Professor H. Kwasi Prempeh observes that: “Money in politics has an even greater...
One lesson learnt from COVID-19 and its ensuing global economic crisis is the fact that the world is unprepared for food security. Leading food producers have placed limitations on the export of agricultural goods from their territory. The World Bank estimates that approximately 40 million people have entered the category...
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia believes any move to tax Mobile Money (MoMo) would adversely affect the poor, and further discourage the digitisation agenda of government. In an interview on ‘Peace FM’ this week, the Vice President kicked against any such move - saying applying taxes on mobile money transactions...
The total number of beneficiaries for the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) Business Support Scheme has reached 120,000 - with every district in the country recording at least one beneficiary. This represents a doubling of the 64,000 figure presented by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in his 2020 Mid-year Budget Review presentation....
The plan to build a new airport at Ningo-Prampram, which has been in the works since the 80s, is still on government’s mind. However, Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi-Adda has made it clear that plans to further expand Kotoka International Airport (KIA), via an additional runway and other facilities, are...
Dr. Felix Addo-Yobo, Director of Policy at the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) is of the firm conviction that the country’s development should be strategic with an eye on long-term deliverables, rather than short-term ones. He made the disclosure at a virtual discourse on peace and development organised by Abibiman...
Director of Renewable and Nuclear Energy, Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, believes the boom in solar and other renewable energy usage could threaten the viability of the nation’s power distributor. “These companies have battery storage, they generate their own power and store as well as batteries that takes care of their voltage ability...
Government has declared this year as the ‘Year of Roads’; and though some of the urban road network is impressive, a closer look reveals deep inequalities as rural communities - particularly farming communities - lack motorable roads. Therefore, we are using this space to appeal for duty-bearers to not only...
Empirical studies show that SMEs contribute over 55 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and over 65 percent of total employment in high-income countries. In the developed economies, small businesses are recognised as the main engines for growth and development because of their significant contributions to economic growth and...
There is every reason why Ghanaians are eagerly awaiting a return to normalcy so that they can engage in fruitful economic activity. Figures published by the Bank of Ghana show a drastic decline in import duty during in the first quarter of the year, as a result of the outbreak...
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