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Franklin Cudjoe, IMANI Ghana President

Imani’s 2016 Pre-election Report: Whoever Wants To Win Election Must Pay Attention

Monday, July 18, 2016 First published by leading state owned newspaper, the Daily Graphic. July 18, 2016, Accra, Ghana. Readers will recall IMANI published its 2012 pre-election report it themed ldquo; TheThreat of Decay: An IMANI Pre-ElectionReport . Four months into 2016 elections, IMANI provides a c ...

Child labour: What it is and what it is not

Saturday, June 11, 2016 Not every work done by a child is child labour. Children can be involved in activities that enhance their social integration in family and community. This is necessary for their balanced development; and is not what is classified as child labour. Child labour refers to activities done by chil ...

$3.6m - $9.8m Contract Inflation Scandal: Ex. Dvla Boss Exonerated

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 The former Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority boss, Dr. Justice Amegashie, whose public image suffered huge blot following the mysterious jump in the contract sum between the Authority and Foto-X; from $3.6m to $9.8m in what skeptics say is the biggest scandal at the Authority can now heave a ...

100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Full List

Monday, May 9, 2016 Globally, women have been and continue to be innovative, enterprising and industrious across various sectors in business. The influence and impact of women entrepreneurs in the transformation of economies of both developed and developing countries cannot be over emphasized. From startups to small an ...

Let’s create more ‘Anas’ to hold people accountable and promote democratic governance - Anas

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has called for the creation of more ldquo;Anas rdquo; to hold those entrusted with the public trust accountable and promote democratic governance in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region. He said it is in furtherance of fulfilling this goal t ...

IMANI Africa Report: How To Prevent Fuel Fraud In Africa

Thursday, April 21, 2016 INTRODUCTION Refined petroleum products are an important resource in every country. Various governments impose taxes on fuel to generate revenue that finances essential public goods and services for the benefit of the citizenry. Governments also provide a boost to targeted sectors ...

DYING SLOWLY: Patients With Kidney Problems Can’t Pay Their Bills

Friday, April 1, 2016 Hundreds, if not thousands of people with varying degrees of kidney diseases are dying slowly because they cannot afford health care. Some of the patients need as much as Ghc 570.00 every week for dialysis alone. A patient who spoke to this reporter at the Renal Unit of the Korle Bu Tea ...

Terrorism in Côte d’Ivoire: How Many More Attacks Before A Regional Strategy & Action?

Monday, March 21, 2016 Let 39;s talk about the terrorist attack in C ocirc;te d 39;Ivoire for a second. Specifically, what Ghana and other African countries should learn or do. For those who don 39;t know, an estimated 16 people died yesterday while at Grand Bassam in C ocirc;te d 39;Ivoire. It 39;s a popular reso ...

IMANI’S Review Of The Social Sector As Presented In President's State Of The Nation Addresses From 2013-2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016 Introduction In President John Mahama rsquo;s State of the Nation address in 2013, he stated that as the leader of a social democratic party, social interventions are at the heart of what they do. Social protection is crucial because unequal wealth distribution threatens the freedoms and ...
Turkey President, Erdogan

IMANI Insight: Five Reasons Turkey Could Be Africa's Key Ally In Solving Conflicts And Terrorism On The African Continent

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 In view of President Erdogan rsquo;s visit to Ghana this week, this paper seeks to highlight five reasons why Turkey could well be one of the best partners Africa could count on to support the continent in its efforts to provide sustainable peace to its populace. The world is currently ree ...

IMANI Report: Don’t Mess Up The National ID System

Monday, February 8, 2016 IMANI was pleased to be invited by the World Bank and Citi FM, conveners of the National Identity System Roundtable on the 4th of February 2016, to deliver a paper on the lsquo;risks and opportunities rsquo; inherent in the implementation of a national ID system in Ghana. The c ...

Time To Act: 140 Million Girls Will Become Child Brides In 2020

Monday, February 1, 2016 quot;I am Issahaku Zelia, a 17 year old Junior High student in form 2. I am from a large polygamous family of 3 mothers and many children. My parents informed me in July 2014 that my bride price has been paid by a rich butcher resident in Accra, who has 2 wives and 5 children. ...

IMANI Alert: Institute of Public Projects Excellence; A Better Way To Fight Procurement-Inspired Corruption

Friday, January 22, 2016 Introduction: Although Ghana rsquo;s label as Africa rsquo;s second most corrupt country by the Ghanaian media was a wrong interpretation of Transparency International rsquo;s ldquo;People and Corruption: Africa 2015 rdquo; report, Ghanaians seem to have resigned themselves to the fate t ...
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