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‘Cash for seats’ at business events standard practice – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe is of the view that the organisers of the Ghana Expatriates Business Awards did not err by charging expatriates for seats close to President Nana Akufo-Addo during the event. According to him, it is standard international practice to offer table sponsorship packages to attendees of such an event in order to raise funds. ...

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Absence of Special Dev’t Ministry would’ve saved Ghana ¢300m – IMANI

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President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has said about GHc300 million of taxpayers’ money would have been saved if President Akufo-Addo had not created the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives. “The Ministry for Special Development Initiatives should not have existed in the first place. We could have saved GhC300 million of that budget if we had allowed ...

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Police overreacted in arresting Bernard Mornah – Franklin Cudjoe

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, believes the police overacted in arresting the Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, and some 18 other persons for converging to embark on a peace march in Accra. According to him, the action of the police is likely to attract negative media attention to the country. The 19 persons including ...

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Gov’t’s e-Registration of businesses ‘complete farce’ – IMANI

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Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has described as a complete farce, the electronic registration of businesses by the Registrar-General’s Department. According to the think tank’s President, Franklin Cudjoe, there is no significant difference between the old manual registration process and the newly introduced electronic system. The government in October 2017 launched the automated and online portal of the Registrar General’s ...

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AU let Gaddafi down – Franklin Cudjoe

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has accused the African Union (AU), of turning its back against former Libyan leader, the late Muammar Gaddafi when he needed the support of the union the most. The North African country has been plunged into chaos nearly years after its leader; Muammar Gaddafi was killed in an operation carried out ...

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Nation Builders Corps initiative waste of money – IMANI Ghana

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Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, is of the view that government’s decision to set up what it calls a Nation Builders Corps (NBC), which seeks to employ over 100,000 graduates with a budgetary allocation of Ghc600 million, is just a duplication of the mandate of the National Service Scheme. According to the think tank, although the mode of financing the ...

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Tread cautiously with electricity tariffs cut – IMANI warns gov’t

The Akufo-Addo government has been asked to tread cautiously with the proposed review of electricity tariffs. Speaking on Citi FM’s news analysis programme ‘The Big Issue’ on Saturday, President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, said although reduction in electricity tariffs “is a good thing, we must be very cautious.” The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, while presenting the ...

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Digital address system amateurish, not new – Franklin Cudjoe

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has said the country’s digital address system is not  novel, contrary to what government is trying to make Ghanaians believe. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, had prior to the launch of the system, showered it with a lot of accolades saying it surpasses the ones used in the United States and ...

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MASLOC is nearly a scam; close it down – IMANI Ghana

President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has called on government to shutdown the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC). He argued that the centre which was established with the motive of alleviating poverty has not lived up to expectation. According to Mr. Cudjoe, MASLOC and its related social intervention programmes often “tend to become scams.” “…These schemes unfortunately ...

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IMANI Recall: How to Prevent a $72m State Pension Procurement Scam [Article]

This week, two sobering news items on abuse of public funds has necessitated revisiting IMANI’s solutions that went ignored. The first one –the state pension behemoth, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has supervised yet another grand waste of pensioners’ funds in a $72 m software purchase scam. They bought the wrong software at an inflated cost. Intelligent software ...

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