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Ghana’s housing policy debate with Dr. Abedi Asante

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Ghana, like most Global South countries has millions of housing deficits due to growing urban population and high cost of housing. In Ghana, previous and current government have implemented many formal housing schemes such as affordable housing, mortgage assistance scheme and rent-to-pay agreements. These formal arrangements are limited to the few middle-to-high income classes. This …

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CEBSAR-TALK on media freedom and free speech in Ghana

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Free flow of information or in other words, availability and access to information, as well as media freedom are key to the practice of democracy. Media freedom and free speech is real opportunity that works to build positive peace and inclusive society for a sustainable development. In 2018, Ghana was the number one African nation …

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CEBSAR-TALK on Ghana’s election petition 2020

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Ghana went into its 8th elections in the fourth republic on the 7th December 2020. Although the elections were generally hailed as successful, others believe the December 2020 elections were not flawless. The Electoral Commission of Ghana declared the winner of the elections in favour of the New Patriotic Party. But the opposition political party, …

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CEBSAR-TALK hosts a session on the aftermath of Ghana elections 2020

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On 7 December 2020, general elections were held in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament to govern the country for the next four years. During the period, Ghana saw isolated cases of verbal and physical attack with some unfortunate deaths. Nevertheless, the conduct of the elections was generally described by many as …

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CEBSAR_TALK hosts one-on-one with the president of CEBSAR-AFRICA

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We welcome our audience to the new year, 2021. We again thank all our audience for following us in our series last year. We begin the show for the year 2021 with one on with Mr. AK Mensah. Mr. Mensah will take our audience through what Cebsar-Africa is, the ideologies and its achievements. He will …

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Prof. Antwi, Dr. Wireko and AK Mensah speak on Ghana elections 2020

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Since Ghana returned from authoritarian regime to multi-party democracy in 1992, the country’s general elections in the fourth Republic between 1992-2016 have largely been considered peaceful and somewhat fair. On 7 December 2020, Ghanaians again will be heading to the ballot box to choose their president and parliamentarians. In this last episode of CEBSAR TALK, …

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CEBSAR_TALK hosts Dr. Blay and Christine on the manifestos in week 24

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Everyone has the right to ‘Social Security’ as it is stated in the United Nations’ ‘Declaration of Human Rights’ from 1949. In 2007, Ghana developed the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) and revised it in 2012 to protect the extreme poor and vulnerable from risks and shocks in the processes of sustainable development. CEBSAR_TALK in …

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Gado and Sarfo interrogate the manifestos on agriculture and agribusiness on CEBSAR-TALK Week 23

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Like most African countries, Ghana operates an export-oriented agriculture and domestic food production. In both systems, Ghana needs to sustain and scale production though much more is desired in the domestic production sector to meet the rising local demand. In this episode of CEBSAR TALK, the guests will take the audience through how the promises …

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CEBSAR_TALK Hosts Dr. Bansah On Mineral Resource Governance in Week 22

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Ghana is noted for exploration of many natural resources including gold, bauxite, diamond, manganese, petroleum, among others. This has led to establishment of large, medium sized and small-scale mining companies scattered in several parts of the country. But the mining sector is reviled in many occasions for environmental destruction and proliferation of poverty in especially …

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Week 21: Interrogating the manifestos: foreign affairs and international relations

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BackgroundPolitical election manifestos are public declarations of policies and aims of political parties wanting to rule a nation. Given that a manifesto is a social contract that plays a key role in modern democracy and development, we put available manifestos in their place going into election 2020 of Ghana. It is important to note that …

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