A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO THE “NATIONAL DATABASE”

Disclaimer: Please note that this is my layman’s view and that the technical implementation is above my pay grade and may be materially different from this.   The plan is two-prong: 1. A National Identification Scheme – which comes with a National ID Card and a Unique Number for every resident in Ghana – your […]

THE PRICE TO PAY

There’s been a lot of public angst lately regarding the provision of public goods, such as good quality healthcare, often juxtaposed to perceptions (some grounded in reality) of public officials’ inordinate concern for their own personal welfare.   I must admit, as an overworked and poorly compensated public official that the accusations does get to […]

GHANA CEDI ONE OF THREE SSA CURRENCIES TO WEATHER MARKET PRESSURES – RENAISSANCE CAPITAL

The Ghana Cedi (GHS), Egyptian Pound (EGP), and the Ugandan Shilling (UGX) are the three Sub-Saharan Africa currencies that will “hold up” in an environment driven by “a strengthening US Dollar and possible further Fed rate hikes.”   In its latest “Sub-Saharan Africa: FX” research update report (18th June 2018), Renaissance Capital, the global financial […]

CONTENDING WITH MAHAMA’S ECONOMIC ILLITERACY AND INCOMPETENCE

As a former chair of government’s Economic Management Team, Ex-President John Mahama’s grasp of the fundamentals of the economy is shockingly shallow. His pronouncements, in and out of office makes one wonder if he has any idea at all of the depth of the mess he left behind in office, a scary Achilles’ Heel that […]