Research and Advocacy

Plastics use in Ghana: too much of a good thing

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This article summarizes the thoughts from the guests on our online weekly discussion, dubbed, CEBSAR_TALK, by the Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR_AFRICA). CEBSAR_AFRICA is a not-for-profit policy Think Tank aimed at offering better alternative options and paradigm shifts for building a better society in Ghana and Africa. Our online event focuses …

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Parliamentary elections in Ghana: power of the money by the money and for the money? Haruna Gado

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Parliament as a functional arm of government has four (4) main functions: legislation (making laws), representation (acting on behalf of voters and citizens), scrutiny (examining the government), and formation of government (in parliamentary democracies). These functions are so important that parliamentarians are usually sworn into office before the president or prime minister. This is to …

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When is Ghana attaining economic ‘uhuru’? Haruna Gado

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After six decades of political ‘Uhuru’, Ghana is still operating the unproductive economic structure, which has been accepted by experts in developmental economics as the Guggisberg Economy. This form of economic structure is mainly driven by raw materials exportation, and largely flooded with imported goods, which with seriousness and will power could be produced local. …

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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, He Was a Messiah| AK Mensah

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“…The Oracles said Kwame Nkrumah was a devil…” Suleimana Yeremiah, former detainee under Nkrumah’s regime. So I had been observing the media space recently and one debate had now been whether Dr. Kwame Nkrumah founded Ghana or he did not. To others, Kwame Nkrumah was dictator, a devil, a one-party state declarer, he broke away …

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A better society for all is non-negotiable| Haruna Gado

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The existence of human in this world can only be considered fulfilled when there is fairness or equity within the social setting or ecosystem. Anything, deliberately or otherwise which can disrupt equitable sharing of resources, may lead to oppression, segregation and unhealthy creation of social classes. Yes, it is understandable that, by nature, social classes …

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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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The Private Sector Needs a Strong State Support in Ghana

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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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