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38 new districts needless – Franklin Cudjoe

Franklin Cudjoe

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, is of the view that the 38 newly created local assemblies are needless. Mr. Cudjoe argued that some of the existing ones are struggling and that government should have put measures in place to boost their capacities instead of bringing new ones on-board. “There’s basic geographic information that tells you that ...

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Mpiani, IMANI back review of age restrictions for presidential aspirants

Kwadwo Mpiani

A former Chief of Staff who served in the Kufuor administration, Kwadwo Mpiani, has backed calls for a review or  removal of the constitutional age limit for Ghanaians who wish to contest for the presidency. Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Mpiani said the country could miss out on some competent persons by limiting the pool of potential presidents to persons over 40. ...

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‘Stop dreaming of helicopters for Police’ – IMANI to Interior Minister

Franklin Cudjoe

President and founder of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has asked the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery not to harbour any plans of procuring helicopters for use by the Police Service. Following the upsurge in armed robbery cases in Ghana, Ambrose Dery said government is in the process of acquiring some helicopters to help the police deal with ...

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Amidu must deal with leakages in gov’t expenditure – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa has urged the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, to turn up the heat on the Office of Government Machinery and assess the expenses incurred by the agencies under the office in recent years. “…If we are looking at the office of the government machinery for instance in the last 12 years, you would ...

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Sole sourcing: NPP, NDC comparisons baseless – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI Africa President, Franklin Cudjoe has questioned the basis of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s touting of his government’s reduced reliance on sole sourcing during his State of the Nation Address. “When I heard the comparison between the NDC and the NPP in terms of procurement figures, I wasn’t particularly sure what the basis of the comparison was,” Mr. Cudjoe noted on ...

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Publish renegotiated ‘luxury vehicles’ contract – Franklin Cudjoe

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has charged the government to publish details of the contract with Amalgamated Securities Limited for the purchase of some luxury vehicles for the presidency, which it claims was renegotiated. The contract for the purchase of the cars, which arrived on a Global African Airlines cargo plane, was awarded by the John Mahama administration barely ...

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IMANI voted Ghana’s 1st and Africa’s 3rd most influential think tank in 2017

IMANI Africa has been ranked the third best think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 among several other accolades by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, the TTCSP developed and launched a global index of think tanks called Global Go To Think Tank Index, which serves as a framework for publishing the Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports annually.  The ...

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High unemployment cause of increased vigilantism – IMANI Boss

President of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has said the recent surge in the activities of vigilante groups can be attributed to the increasing rate of unemployment in the country. According to him, people who have no jobs hide behind vigilante groups to perpetrate heinous crimes in the country because those groups get the backing and protection of ...

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Gov’ts only pay lip service to Police Service – Franklin Cudjoe

President of Policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has noted that the failure of successive governments to follow through on promises to resource Ghana’s Police Service as one the reasons the Service is in a “decrepit” state. Speaking on The Big Issue, Franklin Cudjoe said the Service was in need of serious help if they are to execute their mandate of ...

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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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