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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 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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The Bitter Brew: How inflation in Ghana has eroded the prosperity of cocoa farmers (Feature)

Ghana’s social and economic landscape has been significantly shaped by cocoa growing, which is primarily practiced by smallholder farmers. But as the plague of inflation progressively erodes these farmers’ affluence, the sweet taste of cocoa’s success is slowly turning bitter. This article explores the negative effects of inflation on Ghana’s cocoa growers and the wide-ranging …

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YAFO Institute Appoints New Researchers

Research outfit YAFO Institute has added six (6) new research team members to its stable. In a statement announcing the new team members, the Institute said that the senior research assistants and research interns are among those who will play vital roles in advancing its mission. Read More

YAFO Institute urges Government to Embrace and Regulate Blockchain Technology in Ghana

President of YAFO Institute, a think tank with focus on Civil Liberty, free Enterprise Research, and Prosperity, Nathaniel Dwamena, has proposed to the government to embrace blockchain technology and smart contract to reduce corruption and “gorro” boys in the delivery of government’s goods and services. Dwamena made the call on the sidelines of a policy dialogue …

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Let Implement E-Procurement Systems – GIPS

The Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS) has called for the implementation of effective Electronic Procurement Systems for both private and government institutions in the country. Mr. Vincent Laryea Mensah, GIPS Administrator revealed in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of an event organized by the YAFO Institute in Accra …

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YAFO Institute initiates dialogue with stakeholders on Fintech

The YAFO Institute, a policy think-tank based in Accra, has engaged some key stakeholders on the prospects of Fintech and Blockchain innovations in Ghana’s quest to roll out a digital economy. The blockchain policy dialogue was organized on the theme: “Unlocking economic growth in Ghana through Fintech and Blockchain Innovations for Free Trade,” with the …

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