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Is Ghana Police Service Really The Most Corrupt Institution In Ghana?

On several occasions the Ghana Police Service has been adjudged the most corrupt institution in Ghana by some self glorified, dignified and personified anti-corruption institutions or think-tanks for reasons known to only them. Is it really true that Ghana Police Service is the most corrupt institution in Ghana? You may agree based on perception generalisation of their observations but I ...

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Pan Africanism today and the Future of Socialism

Leaders, figures and militants of political parties and social and popular organizations met in the last days of March (25 to 27) in Zambia, in a meeting of great importance due to the quality of the participants and the content of the debates. The attendees came from 21 different countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, India and the ...

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Advocacy as a key to ending land grabbing

Tactical advocacy and empowerment of people in communities were identified as vital to stop the creeping incidence of land grabbing in the country and secure community lands for domestic agriculture. To this end, a number of Faith Based Groups in the country led by the Catholic Church, in collaboration with some communities affected by land grabbing, Traditional Leaders, Civil Society ...

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Mix reaction greets amidu’s nomination

Hon. Martin Amidu

Ace media personality Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has reacted to the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) who seems not to agree with the nomination of the Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, that he is the man for the job. Speaking on Joy TV recently, Mr Baako mentioned that, “I’m really attempted to dance in ...

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Govt Prioritises private sector growth …As solution to youth unemployment

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s  President, Nana  Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo   has  touted  the significance  of  the private  sector, insisting  that  the  country’s solution to the  current  unemployment crisis lies with small and medium size enterprises that employ three, seven, fifteen and fifty people, and with large-scale industrial enterprises that employ people in their hundreds and thousands. According to the President, the government is “creating ...

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Does Ghana Need RTI Bill Now? Or its passage will be superfluous because of Special Prosecutor Office (SPO)?

 In my last write-up dated January 2 2018, headlined: ‘Special Prosecutor Office, Not a Silver Bullet.’  I stated unambiguously that the SPO isn’t a silver bullet entity, therefore Ghanaians must not pin all their hopes in that Office as though its introduction into the system would totally bring corruption to its knees or uproot it. No doubt, the captain of ...

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The President and his secret weapon against corruption

Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana is in frenzy. The appointment of Hon. Martin Amidu has excited many people. On top of this feeling sits President Nana Addo-DankwahAkuffo Addo. He promised a gruelling fight against corruption. All he needed was a secret weapon. Public Agenda commends the President for this smart move; he swerved many of his opponents and gave Ghana someone we can all ...

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Don’t confuse Plant Breeders Bill with Biotechnology- Ghanaians advised

Dr Richard Ampadu Ameya

Farmers and civil society organizations have been advised not to confuse the Plant Breeder’s Bill with the new Science known as Biotechnology as these two are not entirely related. According to Dr Richard Ampadu –Ameyaw of the Science and Technology Research Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, time is now for Ghanaians particularly those who are confusing ...

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FC ready to contribute towards national development agenda- CEO

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie,CEO, Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission (FC) has indicated its preparedness to contribute immensely towards the national development agenda through strengthening the institutional and regulatory framework as well as rigorously protecting forests and wildlife resources. In  his  speech at the  Commission’s  2017 award ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer( CEO) of  the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadjo Owusu  Afriyie, said his  outfit  was poised  to ...

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