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Mahama backs ‘scrapping’ of age restriction for presidential candidates

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he is in support of calls for the review or removal of constitutional age limits for Ghanaians who wish to contest the high office of the presidency. Speaking at the Commonwealth Africa Summit in London on Wednesday, Mr. Mahama said young people were capable of acting as legislators in Parliament but were restricted ...

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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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IMANI assesses NPP’s 1st year in office [Report]

IMANI Centre for Policy and Education has launched a report assessing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s first year in office, based on promises made in their 2016 manifesto. The report, named IMANIFESTO, is released yearly to critically analyse government’s performance by assigning a percentage score. The launch of the report took place today [Wednesday], at the Tang Palace Hotel ...

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BOST must come clean on Ghc35m profit claim – Franklin Cudjoe

Imani Africa President, Franklin Cudjoe, has questioned the declaration of GHc 35 million in profits by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company Limited (BOST) in 10 months. He noted that there was no clarification whether the over $335 million debt incurred by previous BOST administrations had been cleared. Whilst saying he had “no cause” to doubt the claims of ...

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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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