COVID-19 and Lifeline rates as social protection strategy

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease is a new global pandemic threatening the world. The pandemic has caused many deaths, disrupted the economy and unleashed lockdown measures in many countries around the globe. To slow down the infection rate, many governments have intensified their campaign on social distancing, hand hygiene, restrictive movements and ‘home officing’.  Besides, governments have …

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Rather Save Us with the Heritage Fund and Scrape Payment of Ex-Gratia

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When we read that Ghana was knocking on the doors of IMF for 100 million dollars to tackle the coronavirus crisis, we fell into despondency and wept for this country. Is this not the economy that our leaders have touted as robust and resilient? Is this not the same government that had said many times …

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CEBSAR-AFRICA Puts Smiles on Faces of Students at Ejuraman SHS

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On March 10, 2020, Mr. Isaac Owusu Afriyie, an Ashanti Regional Representative of Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR-AFRICA), donated 10 copies of his self-authored Chemistry book, EASY’S EASY CHEMISTRY, to Ejuraman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The donation is a follow-up to an earlier event on the …

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Building A Better Society in Ghana: The Private Sector Needs a Strong State Support

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Property owning democracy and private sector-led development are some of the statements President Akuffo-Addo often make about how he wants Ghana to develop and industrialise. According to President Akuffo-Addo, his government “is instinctively to look for private sector solutions to the economic issues in our country. We are unashamedly the party of the private sector”. …

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CEBSAR-AFRICA Upper East Regional coordinator goes for Miss Upper East Ghana beauty contest

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Miss RABIATU ZIBLIM SUNKA is Upper East Regional coordinator of CEBSAR-AFRICA. Sumvela is her traditional name. She is very intelligent, articulate young lady of 23 years, a Mumprusi from Bawku in the Upper East Region. She is a nurse by profession, a model and a children’s advocate by passion. She is bubbly and altruistic. She …

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Public procurement is the cash cow for corruption| Peter Bismark

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Government procurement activities are the most vulnerable to corruption more than ever. Each year billions of Ghana Cedis are spent on buying goods and services for public projects and programs. Contracts from roads, housing, agriculture, government vehicles, schools and hospitals make up the cow’s milk.  These call for big budgets and complex plans to meet …

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CEBSARAFRICA Calls for Right Thinking and Right Mindsets to Aid Build Better Society in Ghana

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The Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSARAFRICA) had called for right thinking and mindsets transformation among the citizens to be able to create a better society fair and just for the people in Ghana and Africa at large. This call was made during a community durbar in Ejura in the Ashanti region …

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WASSSCE 2019 Results Lack Credibility| Eric Owusu Darlison

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I am analysing WASSSCE results released this year and I don’t think it can pass the test of credibility. From the pass rate of the core subjects (A1-C6), these are the breakdowns:  Mathematics recorded 71% increase from last year performance; English language recorded 4% increase; whilst Integrated Science and Social Studies recorded 26 and 3% …

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What I call ‘Probational Democracy’ – AK Mensah

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We do not hold leaders accountable here and they continuously take our silence to their advantage and in the nutshell, take us for granted. Four years end, and they come back to us begging for our votes, when they had not achieved anything quite substantial in the period given them. We pretend thinking we had …

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