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Ghana hosts West Africa Conference on natural resource management in August

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) in collaboration with Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) will organise a high-level West Africa policy conference on inequalities and natural resource management in Accra.The four-day conference, slated for August 16-20, 2022, will address the role of natural resources management in reducing the widening economic and social inequalities in the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) region...


18-May-2022

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Egypt requests IMF support as economy buffeted by Ukraine spillover

CAIRO, March 23 (Reuters) - Egypt has asked for the International Monetary Fund's support to implement a comprehensive economic programme, the IMF said on Wednesday.Continued exchange rate flexibility would be essential to absorb external shocks, it said in a statement.The IMF is working closely with Egyptian authorities to prepare for discussions with a view to supporting sustainable, job-rich and inclusive growth, it added...


23-Mar-2022

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Kotoka Airport’s power disconnected over ¢49m debt

The Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG has cut off power supply to some parts of the Kotoka International Airport.According to reports power was cut to Terminal 3 of the Kotoka international Airport and other offices of the Ghana Airports Company over unpaid bills.The Kotoka International Airport owes the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to the tune of GH¢49M...


15-Mar-2022

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MIIF to increase royalties with establishment of inter-agency framework, task force

Royalty payments due the Government of Ghana from non-gold minerals such as manganese, salt, limestone and quarrying activities are set for an upturn due to an inter-agency collaboration framework and task force initiated by the Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF).The framework is part of the strategic thrust of MIIF to enhance the collection of royalties, expand the royalties net and streamline communication on royalties payments from non-gold mining companies...


15-Mar-2022

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Fuel prices to increase by 24%, COPEC predicts

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC) is predicting that prices of petroleum products will increase to over GHC10 per litre indicating an average of 24%, beginning 16 March 2022.According to COPEC, the forecast is based on the rising cost of crude on the international market and the fast depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi against major trading currencies...


15-Mar-2022

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CARE International/ISODEC engage Parliamentary Select Committee for Local Government on GSAM

CARE International in Ghana and Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), have engaged the Parliamentary Select Committee for Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development on the Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanism (GSAM) Activity.The GSAM is an eight-year USAID-funded project seeking to improve accountability, transparency and performance at the local government level by strengthening the Government and citizens' oversight of capital development projects in 100 districts across 10 regions of Ghana...


16-Feb-2022

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Fuel scarcity worsens in Lagos, Abuja as major marketers receive 2 vessels of petrol

As the blame game between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited and 4 oil trading companies on who is responsible for the importation of the contaminated petrol rages on, the fuel scarcity appears to have persisted in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos and the country’s administrative capital, Abuja...


15-Feb-2022

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Ghana to receive 20% equity share for refining gold locally

Ghana will receive a 20% free equity share for gold refined locally when Royal Gold Ghana Limited begins operation this year.Currently, all the gold produced by mining companies in the country are refined outside, therefore, the government gains nothing from gold refined abroad...


11-Nov-2021

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Free SHS may worsen Ghana’s inequality gap – Prof. Bokpin

Economist at the University of Ghana Business School, Prof Godfred Bokpin fears that government’s flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) policy will deepen the inequality gap in the country. A report by Oxfam Ghana has revealed that Ghana is currently failing in its quest to minimize inequality, especially in the areas of health, employment, wages and education...


05-Nov-2021

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Lands Ministry constitutes Committee to curb gold smuggling

Accra, Oct.29, GNA - The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources on Friday inaugurated a special committee to halt gold smuggling in Ghana.The Committee is chaired by Mr George Mireku Duker, a Deputy Minister of the Ministry in charge of Mines, tasked to ensure the integrity of the gold export value chain and increase the government's revenue on gold trade...


29-Oct-2021

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ISODEC launches election monitoring portal

A launch and training workshop on Maaro-Noyine held at Tamale Regal HotelTamale, Dec. 3, GNA – The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched the “Maaro-Noyine Elections Monitoring Portal” to help citizens to report and capture possible electoral violence and other irregularities...


15-Dec-2020

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Poverty reduction strategies in Ghana have widened the inequality gap –Dr. Manteaw

The various poverty reduction strategies adopted by successive governments in Ghana’s Fourth Republican dispensation have widened the inequality gap between the rich and the poor, according to Dr. Steve Manteaw.Speaking exclusively to News Ghana on the side lines of a capacity building workshop organized by Tax Justice Coalition, Ghana, Dr...


27-Dec-2019

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PROBE TAX WAIVERS GRANTED CHINESE COMPANY – CSOs TO PARLIAMENT

Ghanaian civil society groups within the tax space, have urged Parliament to investigate tax waivers granted a Chinese Petrochemical Corporation, the SINOPEC Group, through an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) agreement in 2014.The $152 million tax waiver was approved by Parliament on goods and equipment imported or purchased locally for the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project...


29-Oct-2017

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POLITICIZING TOP SECURITY JOBS THREATENS CORRUPTION FIGHT – ISODEC

ISODEC believes state security agencies cannot be expected to do a good job in investigating corruption issues when appointments to top jobs in the agencies are politicized.The campaign coordinator for ISODEC, Dr. Steve Manteaw said until the country separates its politics from state agencies especially its security, it cannot deal decisively with corrupt officials...


08-Mar-2017

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ISODEC to educate citizens towards issue-based campaign

Pursuant to its mission for 2016, the organization, with support from STAR-Ghana has kick-started a project that seeks to enhance the electoral processes and engagements for peaceful, credible and inclusive elections towards the long term goal of helping to deepen and consolidate democratic governance in Ghana...


04-Dec-2016

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ISODEC: Ghana Petroleum Deregulation Policy Is A Joke

Following the recent increase in petroleum prices, the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has said the deregulation of the petroleum sector has so far not benefited Ghanaians.Petrol recently went up by 4 percent while diesel is up by 2 percent.Citi News‘ checks in parts of the capital Accra, revealed that a litre of petrol which was selling at Ghc3...


04-Sep-2016

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$2.1BN LOST TO TAX EVASION EVERY YEAR – ISODEC

According to the study, which was conducted on behalf of the National Coordinating Council of the Public Services International (PSI), there was the loss of revenue in excess of $4.9 billion from 1970 and 2008, as a result of the tax evasions by corporate groups, individuals, multinationals and other organisations operating in the country...


01-Sep-2016

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60 Girls Joins ISODEC’s STME Girls Camp

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), a non-governmental organization, has held the 2015 Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) Girls Camp to help encourage girls to develop interest in STME.In all, 60 girls selected from Junior High Schools (JHS) in West Mamprusi and Mamprugu Moaduri Districts participated in the week-long exercise held at Walewale, to amongst others expose the girls to a real science laboratory and its equipment and how to use them to come out with scientific results...


23-May-2015

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CHAMBER OF MINES REPORT RAISES EYEBROWS

The Ghana Chamber of Mines, an association of mining companies, has launched an eyebrow-raising report, claiming that "On average 9.2% of a mining entity's revenue is paid to Government in taxes and contributions borne."� What the report means is that individual mining companies operating in Ghana paid $9...


29-Jun-2012

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In Teshie, an old fishing village that is now a suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra, residents buy water by the bucket from private vendors by because their taps have been dry for five years.

They are fed up with the situation and have threatened not to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections due in December unless the government does something to resolve the crisis .“This water crisis has affected the whole economy of my area. Food prices have shot up. Some petty traders have stopped selling food because of high water prices...


04-Apr-2004

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Too hot to handle? The absence of trade policy from PRSPs

Summary Few development issues are as hotly debated as international trade. Economic growth through trade has the potential to lift billions out of poverty. But rapid and insensitive liberalisation has often forced poor people to compete in world markets at times when they are least prepared to do so, undermining their livelihoods and increasing their vulnerability...


15-Apr-2003

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Ghana faces IMF arm-twisting

After the IMF intensified retaliatory measures on Ghana for failing to comply with its requirements, the country appears eager to appease the Washington institution, probably at a high social cost. Having been portrayed as an adjustment success story in the 1990s, Ghana was denied renewal of IMF financial assistance at the end of 2002 after failing to implement conditions in its Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility agreement with the Fund...


01-Apr-2003

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Natural Resource Management

Ghana National Coalition Against the Privatisation (CAP) of WaterOrganised by Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), the Ghana National Coalition Against the Privitisation (CAP) of Water is grounded in the conviction that privatisation of urban water supply is a threat to public accountability, democratisation, and equitable development...


28-May-2002

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Isodec Supports 200 Needy Students

A NON-GOVERNMENTAL Organisation (NGO), The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) with support from Ahafo Ano­North District Assembly (AANDA) is to support 200 brilliant but needy girls in Ahafo Ano-North District Heads of first cycle schools and the two senior secondary schools in the district are to select girls who are to benefit from the scholarship scheme...


05-Nov-2001

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Water privatisation is HIPC conditionality - ISODEC

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) says it has cause to believe that the privatization of the water sector this government is pushing is part of the conditionalities of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative. The Deputy Executive Director of ISODEC, Bishop Akologo during an interaction with the press yesterday said information ISODEC has gathered from IMF and World Bank have confirmed the long cherished dreams of the Bretton Woods Institutions to ensure that the water sector is sold to multinational corporations...


27-Sep-2001

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ISODEC Calls for Serious Debate On IMF Programmes

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISOOEC), an advocacy organisation, has observed that the absence of transparent and participatory examination of International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes and conditionalities by the broad spectrum of social partners before their adoption by governments is creating serious political, social and economic consequence...


27-Aug-2001

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