IMANI is one of the biggest champions of Noguchi and their valiant efforts to develop local biomedical research capacity. When the story of how Ghana survived COVID-19 comes to be told, the sacrifices of dozens of scientists, technologists and administrators working at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (“Noguchi”) to ensure that Ghana’s testing […]
Dr. Theophilus Acheampong Nationality: Ghanaian Education: PhD Economics, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom; MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance (with distinction), University of Aberdeen, UK; BSc Chemical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Country experience: Ghana, Guyana, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Equatorial Guinea, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus, […]
Today, the Finance Minister will appear in Parliament to seek authorisation for his spending plans for the rest of the year. While there is no gainsaying the fact of COVID’s adverse effects on the country’s fortunes, IMANI has become worried about the continued absence in the economic discussion of the equally real fact of SAVINGS being made due […]
Ghana’s trade in Ecowas; Re-aligning a History of Incoherent Trade Policies to Post Covid- Scenarios.
By Selorm Branttie. Pre-independence trade dynamics Save for three different years, Ghana’s economy has grown by at least four percent annually since 2000, pulling along with it a very vibrant informal sector (World Bank, 2020). This reflects in the retail trade landscape where about ninety-six percent of all retail activity has been in the informal […]
If someone had assembled the world’s smartest people and given them the task to design the surest way to discredit the outcome of an impending election and stain the reputation of one of Africa’s most respected democracies, they wouldn’t have come up with anything more effective than what Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) is now doing. […]
1. There is no doubt there is an increase in all forms of waste occasioned by covid-19 particularly biomedical waste as a result of the manufacturing of billions of PPEs, laboratory test equipment etc. 2. In May 2016, IMANI conducted a study on the state of biomedical waste treatment in Ghana and urging the then […]
Press Statement: To tackle Covid-19, keep trade free and support innovation, says international think tank coalition to governments.
To tackle Covid-19, keep trade free and support innovation, says international think tank coalition to governments. As member states of the World Health Organization gather today, May 17, 2020 in Geneva for the World Health Assembly, a global coalition of 31 think tanks today calls on governments to commit to open trade, collaboration and […]
A Joint Declaration on the Importance of Collaboration, Open Trade, and Innovation in Tackling COVID-19
Introduction We are an international coalition of public policy research institutes and think tanks that believes that the solutions to the COVID-19 crisis will come from collaboration, open trade and innovation. We are concerned that many countries are looking to the failed protectionism of the past to address the crisis. Barriers are being erected that […]
Mr. Franklin Cudjoe, Founder and CEO of IMANI Ghana weighs in on the UNIPASS debacle and the Government’s error in not taking alternate and more prudent measures before replacing the pre-existing and largely successful previous ports system with the problematic UNIPASS system. Interview with Bernard Avle of Citi News this morning. (30/04/2020) […]
Watch the news coverage on IMANI’s petition to the President of Ghana—making a case for the restoration of the pre-existing WEST BLUE and GCNET port technologies until the issues plaguing the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS)/UNIPASS system are resolved, Coverage on METRO TV Ghana. Audio Version