April 2023

Unpacking the Divine Economy Model: Reflections and Key Takeaways from Bruce Koeber

A book review session by the YAFO Institute hosted Bruce Koerber, the author of Divine Economy Model on the 1st of April 2023. The event was dubbed ‘An Encounter with Divine Economy Model’ under the theme: Understanding economics in the environment in which we live and work and the role of institutions in creating prosperity.  The …

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Breaking Down Ghana’s Three New Tax Laws: Implications for the Economy

In the country’s bid to be in good standing for an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) from the IMF, the parliament of Ghana on 31st March 2023 passed three additional revenue mobilization strategies. These were The Excise Duty Amendment Bill 2022, The Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill 2022, The Ghana Revenue Authority Bill 2022, and The Income Tax …

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Nigeria Election 2023: Exploring the Risk of Voter Apathy in the Age of Liquid Democracy.

The African Institute for DeFi & Blockchain presents Blockchain Town Hall, Co-host YAFO Institute.  The 2023 election in Nigeria was met with colossal voter apathy. There have been countless reports of people who were unable to vote. This is partly associated with long queues, delays in polls, and malfunctioning electronic devices for elections among others. …

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Opportunity Summit: Leveraging Cardano Blockchain to Rekindle Entrepreneurship Among Students

Yafo Campus Hive through its chapter at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and in collaboration with the UCC Business Students Association (UCCABS) organized the second edition of the Opportunity Summit. The event which took place at the Jane Opoku Agyemang Auditorium, UCC Campus on the 11th of March 2023 was nothing short of a massive …

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The Economic Effects of US-Ghana Relations and the Impact of US Visit on Ghana’s Debt to China

The United States and Ghana have had a relationship since Ghana’s independence in 1957. The United States was among the first countries to recognize Ghana’s sovereignty, and the two countries have maintained a strong diplomatic and economic relationship ever since. Ghana has received aid and assistance from the United States in areas such as healthcare, …

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E-Levy and the Myth of State Sponsored Job Creation Programs

The Minister of Finance of Ghana, Ken Ofori-Atta, has stated that E-Levy, as proposed in Ghana’s 2022 budget, would ensure the employment of over 11 million people. He made this revelation at the Springboard Youth Dialogue held at the University of Cape Coast. The E-levy on page 74 of the 2022 budget statement specifically outlines the introduction …

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NABCO & YOUSTART; Same Policy, Different Names and Same Results

NABCO or YouStart, history, they say, repeats itself. However, critically analyzing history, it would be safe to say that history does not repeat itself but men do. Predicting the future is a difficult task, one that is hinged on probability. Great philosophers and scientists have various theories on probability and have advanced arguments to support …

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