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Advocacy as a key to ending land grabbing

Tactical advocacy and empowerment of people in communities were identified as vital to stop the creeping incidence of land grabbing in the country and secure community lands for domestic agriculture. To this end, a number of Faith Based Groups in the country led by the Catholic Church, in collaboration with some communities affected by land grabbing, Traditional Leaders, Civil Society ...

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Mix reaction greets amidu’s nomination

Hon. Martin Amidu

Ace media personality Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has reacted to the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) who seems not to agree with the nomination of the Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, that he is the man for the job. Speaking on Joy TV recently, Mr Baako mentioned that, “I’m really attempted to dance in ...

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Govt Prioritises private sector growth …As solution to youth unemployment

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s  President, Nana  Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo   has  touted  the significance  of  the private  sector, insisting  that  the  country’s solution to the  current  unemployment crisis lies with small and medium size enterprises that employ three, seven, fifteen and fifty people, and with large-scale industrial enterprises that employ people in their hundreds and thousands. According to the President, the government is “creating ...

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Does Ghana Need RTI Bill Now? Or its passage will be superfluous because of Special Prosecutor Office (SPO)?

 In my last write-up dated January 2 2018, headlined: ‘Special Prosecutor Office, Not a Silver Bullet.’  I stated unambiguously that the SPO isn’t a silver bullet entity, therefore Ghanaians must not pin all their hopes in that Office as though its introduction into the system would totally bring corruption to its knees or uproot it. No doubt, the captain of ...

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The President and his secret weapon against corruption

Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana is in frenzy. The appointment of Hon. Martin Amidu has excited many people. On top of this feeling sits President Nana Addo-DankwahAkuffo Addo. He promised a gruelling fight against corruption. All he needed was a secret weapon. Public Agenda commends the President for this smart move; he swerved many of his opponents and gave Ghana someone we can all ...

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Don’t confuse Plant Breeders Bill with Biotechnology- Ghanaians advised

Dr Richard Ampadu Ameya

Farmers and civil society organizations have been advised not to confuse the Plant Breeder’s Bill with the new Science known as Biotechnology as these two are not entirely related. According to Dr Richard Ampadu –Ameyaw of the Science and Technology Research Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, time is now for Ghanaians particularly those who are confusing ...

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FC ready to contribute towards national development agenda- CEO

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie,CEO, Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission (FC) has indicated its preparedness to contribute immensely towards the national development agenda through strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework as well as rigorously protecting forests and wildlife resources. In  his  speech at the  Commission’s  2017 award ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer( CEO) of  the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadjo Owusu  Afriyie, said his  outfit  was poised  to ...

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CHRAJ clears Finance Minister of Conflict of Interest allegations in bonds deals

Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance

The Commission on Human rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has cleared the Minister of Finance (MOF), Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, of allegations of conflict of interest in the issuance of some bonds. The Commission, however, after its investigations of allegations made against the minister by a citizen, Mr Yaw Brogya Genfi, gave wide-ranging directives in relation to the bond issuance processes ...

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Rawlings To Address 31st December Anniversary In Ho

Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings is expected to deliver the keynote address at the 36thanniversary of the 31st December Revolution at Ho in the Volta Regional on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Also the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ex-president Rawlings will lead activities marking the celebration on the theme “Uniting Around the Principles of Probity, Accountability and Social ...

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IMANI’s Franklin Cudjoe warns: Tame the runaway Office of Government Machinery horse before…

Nana Addo

This week, we heard two worrying news items on potential waste of financial resources involving two government agencies whose creation my colleagues at IMANI questioned. These are the Senior Minister’s and the Ministry of Special Development and Initiatives. Unsurprisingly both agencies are sitting within the Office of Government Machinery. Thankfully, Parliament refused to approve the GhȻ6m allocation to the Senior ...

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