September 2023

Limited Voter Registration: Decentralize Voter Exercise at Polling Stations – YAFO Institute to EC

Policy think tank YAFO Institute has added its voice to calls to spread out the limited voter registration exercise to all polling stations or electoral centres of the Electoral Commission. In a statement on Monday, September 18, 2023, the Institute disagreed with the Electoral Commission’s stance of using its 268 district offices for the exercise. …

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RECONSIDER DECENTRALIZING THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE AT THE VARIOUS POLLING STATIONS – YAFO INSTITUTE TO EC

YAFO Institute has called on the Electoral Commission to reconsider decentralizing the voter registration exercise at the various polling stations and put in necessary steps to ensure that new voters are not displaced on election day in the near future…. Speaking to Oyerepa Tv/Fm reporter Bernard K. Dadzie in an exclusive interview in Accra, the …

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Approach of limited registration exercise will displace voters on election day – YAFO Institute

The YAFO Institute, a think tank promoting libertarian ideas and free enterprise research in Ghana, has criticised the Electoral Commission (EC) for limiting the registration exercise at its district offices. The president of the think tank, Nathaniel Dwamena, said the current approach being used to register the voters will displace them on election day. Read …

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The Limited Registration exercise by Electoral Commission would displace new voters on election day

The ongoing voter registration undertaken by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana at its 268 district offices is a crucial process however, it would displace new voters on election day if reasonableness is not exercised. This is because, the registration exercise is not decentralized enough to inform new voters about their respective polling stations where …

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EC’s stance on limited registration defeats “vote where you registered” principle – YAFO Institute

Policy think tank YAFO Institute has added its voice to calls to spread out the limited voter registration exercise to all polling stations or electoral centers of the Electoral Commission. In a statement on Monday, September 18, 2023, the Institute disagreed with the Electoral Commission’s stance of using its 268 district offices for the exercise. …

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The Limited Registration Exercise by The Electoral Commission Would Displace New Voters on Election Day

In Ghana, electoral process is not confined to a single day; instead, it encompasses a series of significant steps and procedures that begin as soon as an election is over. The vital role played by the Electoral Commissioner (EC) throughout these stages is instrumental in guaranteeing the integrity of a free and fair election.  Read …

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The Limited Registration Exercise by The Electoral Commission Would Displace New Voters on Election Day

In Ghana, electoral process is not confined to a single day; instead, it encompasses a series of significant steps and procedures that begin as soon as an election is over. The vital role played by the Electoral Commissioner (EC) throughout these stages is instrumental in guaranteeing the integrity of a free and fair election.  The …

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A Daring Tussle With E-Levy Cause a Reduction from 1.75% to now 1.0% in Ghana 

The introduction of the Electronic Transfer Levy Act 2022  (Act 1075) also known as E-Levy in the 2022 budget statement of Ghana on page 74 did not sync well with Ghanaians, especially businesses. The E-Levy targeted mobile money payments, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances. The E-Levy sought to impose 1.75% taxes on the transfer …

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The Bitter Brew: How Inflation in Ghana Has Eroded the Prosperity of Cocoa Farmers

The government of Ghana has received plaudits for raising the price at which it acquires cocoa beans from farmers through the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). The increase in pricing from GHS800 to GHS1308 has been hailed as a godsend for cocoa growers. A closer examination shows a less ecstatic reality: these seeming benefits have been …

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