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Imposing Punitive Measures on Private Transport Businesses Would Disrupt Economic Activities and Affect Livelihoods

The Ministry of Transport in Ghana made a statement on 14th April 2024 urging Ghana police and other security agencies to be on the lookout for drivers who increase lorry fares. While we acknowledge the concerns regarding fare hikes, we must address the impracticality and potential consequences of such a decision by the Ministry of Transport. …

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YAFO Institute Annual Report Showcases “Fighting for Freedom”

The YAFO Institute today released its 2023 Annual Report that highlights its efforts to advance civil liberty, free enterprise, and prosperity in Ghana. The report signifies our determination to make individuals realize their freedom and defend it. It features our progress, barriers overcome, and greater works that need to be done. The report details a …

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L.I. on Import Restrictions: A Recipe for Economic Stagnation, Business Suffocation and Market Distortion

The YAFO Institute is deeply concerned by the purported action of the Trade Minister, Hon. Kobina Tahir Hammond to introduce the Legislative Instrument (L.I) on import (Restrictions on Importation of Selected Strategic Product Regulation, 2023) which imposes import restrictions on twenty-two (22) goods and requires businesses to obtain import certificates before importing. We believe that this L.I. …

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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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YAFO Institute Appoints New Senior Researchers and Interns to affirm its Commitment to Promoting Civil Liberty and Free Enterprise in Ghana.

The YAFO Institute, renowned for its consistent commitment to fostering civil liberty, free enterprise, and prosperity in Ghana, is pleased to announce the addition of six new team members. Senior research assistants and research interns are among those who will play critical roles in advancing the institute’s mission. As Ghana continues to pursue economic progress, …

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Clarifying the Nature of 2.2 million Jobs Claimed by Vice President Dr Bawumia: Government Jobs and Their Impact on Economic Growth

Job creation stimulates economic growth by increasing the purchasing power of individuals and creating demand for goods and services. This leads to increased production, sales, and revenue which in turn contributes to the growth and expansion of the economy. However, the statement by the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, speaking to New Patriotic …

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E-Levy Bill: Exempt School Fees Payment to Cushion Students and Parents

The  E-Levy bill should exempt transfer payments for school fees at tertiary institutions. The   E-Levy bill has created certain exemptions,  however,  excludes transfer payment for school fees at public and private tertiary institutions. The increased use of mobile money means that E-Levy would affect every individual who engages in electronic transfer, including students and parents …

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The Father of African Cheetah Generation, Professor George B.N Ayittey, Goes Home

The light of liberty cannot chart its course across Africa without the mentioning of Professor George B.N Ayittey. His demise is a great loss to us all especially the younger generation in Africa. The works and contributions of Professor Ayittey have influenced most if not all within the liberty movement of Africa and the world …

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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF THE KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST) HAS ONLY UNDERTAKEN AN OSTRICH APPROACH TO CURBING VIOLENT CLASHES AMONG STUDENTS

With reference to the release by the University Council of KNUST, dated 26th August 2022 with reference number, KNUST/UC/12 to abolish the Junior Common Room (JCR) system of hall management by students, the indefinite suspension of hall week and SRC week celebrations, dismissal, rustication, and withdrawal of students who participate/organize morale/procession and harboring of alumni in …

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Exempt Vehicle Insurance Funds from Ghana’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme

To ensure financial stability, the government of Ghana is drawing funds from all sources unimaginable through its Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP). However, vehicle insurance funds should not be included as one of these sources and should be exempted from the DDEP. The DDEP is an invitation involving GHS137 billion exchange for domestic notes and …

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