MY CLOSING ARGUMENT: RE-ELECTING NANA AND THE NPP ENSURES WE PROTECT OUR PROGRESS AND REMAIN ON THE PATH OF TRANSFORMING GHANA FOR ALL

(Includes Extensive Extracts from Official NPP Documents and Speeches) When Ghanaians elected President Nana Akufo-Addo at the end of 2016, it was because the then Mahama-led NDC government had failed spectacularly: in economic management, in creating jobs, in fighting corruption, in protecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged through social protection programmes, and in improving public safety […]

THE GROWING PAINS OF NATIONAL “IDENTITY.”

From what I hear some people say, they prefer an “open season” on Ghanaian nationality. Nothing is ever enough to robustly authenticate nationality. Any attempt to provide a more robust “identifier” is somehow an attempt to “de-nationalise” someone. It happened when we began the National ID Card scheme. It is happening, and has always happened […]

TAMING INVESTOR SENTIMENT IN AN ELECTORAL CYCLE: GHANA WILL STAY THE COURSE.

I have seen several people share a Bloomberg story comparing uptake of local currency-denominated bonds by Ghana and Rwanda. Discounting the needlessly sensational headline, the story itself largely focuses on investor ‘sentiments,’ especially on fears of potential fiscal slippage leading into an election year in Ghana, not on an underlying, existing macrofiscal realities. I fail […]

“BAILOUT” versus ‘RESOLUTION:” WHY BoG IS RIGHT

I was going to write a long piece/sort of break my silence on some of the issues raised by some commentators regarding the banking sector clean-up, especially in respect of a “bailout” versus “resolution” strategy. *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ (Forget the political innuendos: I personally think it is not worth responding to except probably if only to show […]