Tag Archives: Imani

IMANI backs call for GBC privatization

Policy Think Tank, Imani Africa, has backed calls for the privatization of the state broadcaster, Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC), to ensure its viability. According to them, the move will also compel the GBC, which has been in existence since January 1, 1953, to be competitive in the media industry. Speaking to Citi News, the President of Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, ...

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IMANI’s preliminary assessment of key sectors in 2018 budget

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori- Atta presented his second budget to Parliament on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The 2018 budget broadly aims at stabilizing the macroeconomic fundamentals and growing the economy by investing in industrialization, infrastructure, agriculture and entrepreneurship to create jobs. The general outlook of the 2018 Budget reveals Government’s commitment to fulfilling its numerous manifesto promises made ...

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IMANI Ghana identifies sustainable financing for NHIS [Report]

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has in a new report identified some potential to funding sources to revamp the National Health Insurance Scheme which has been saddled with huge debts. The report released by IMANI Ghana titled: “Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to sustainable healthcare financing” made a number of recommendations including focusing on the poor, while encouraging those with ...

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Corruption inflated cost of SSNIT’s $66m software – Franklin Cudjoe

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust’s (SSNIT) $66 million dollar software may have cost as much because of the corruption in public sector procurement. According to the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe the software which could have cost less if local IT professionals had built it. The Board of Trustees of SSNIT has begun investigations into how the ...

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Swiss President to speak at IMANI event tonight, live on Citi FM

The President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, will give a speech tonight, Wednesday, July 12, ahead of an event organised by policy think-tank IMANI Africa. The speech, which will be delivered from the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, will be live on radio from 6:30pm and online at http://tunein.com/citi973. Doris Leuthard’s address will precede a panel discussion on the theme “Governance in the ...

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Investigate BOST scandal again – IMANI tells Nana Addo

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to initiate fresh investigations into the sale of some 5 million liters of contaminated fuel at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST). According to IMANI, the report by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) clearing BOST of any wrongdoing as announced by the Minister ...

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IMANI’s ‘Efficiency’ report on operations at Ghana’s Tema Sea Port

Ports all over the world assess their performance using set key indicators, and Ghanaian ports are not an exception to this practice.  In fact, Ghana adopted the Uniform Systems of Port Statistics and Performance Indicators (USPSPI)[1] pioneered by UNCTAD[2] in the 1980s to access and track operational efficiency. They use a set of indicators to assess their efficiency and to ...

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Franklin Cudjoe: Good work, Dr. Bawumia and NPP Government on Trade Facilitation

Ports and Harbours journalist, Samuel Agyeman reports that ‘’The Vice-President, Dr. Bawumia has just announced 3 major policy ideas which are expected to improve port efficiency in Ghana. These are essentially; (1) From 1st September, 2017, there should be mandatory Joint inspection at Ports. This is a departure from the situation where about 16 agencies inspect imported items and extort from ...

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Akufo-Addo’s 100 days performance satisfactory – IMANI

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana has described as satisfactory President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s performance over the last 100 days since he ascended to the highest position in the country. President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe made the remark in a Citi News interview after screening a documentary produced by the think tank which highlights the president’s first 100 days ...

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The AMERI swindle: The full monty [Article]

Friends, do not take the silence of AMERI’s supporters on this platform and in the open media to mean aloofness or nonchalance. They have been hard at work, especially on WhatsApp and in private briefings, doing all they can to discredit IMANI’s campaign to persuade the public to view the deal as the “greatest swindle of the Ghanaian state in ...

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