Some gaps our Amicus Brief wanted to cure with Legal and Statistical Evidence: It is NOT true that Ghana’s Voter Register is bloated and has many foreigners!
Please pay attention to the gaps identified in the applicants’ briefs, which we sought to cure. But first- According to national census data with appropriate adjustments made for net migration and population growth, there are only 350,000 foreigners in Ghana, out of a population of 30 million people. The likelihood therefore that a person claiming […]
Fellow Patriots, As you may by now have heard, we proceeded to Court to argue that the issues in the current proceedings related to the EC’s decisions and conduct are not purely legal in nature. In many ways the law is very clear: only Ghanaians can vote, and every effort should be made to ensure […]
Amicus update. Supreme Court says, our amicus brief was filed so late. That we should have filed a new application and finally our amicus supports one party so we can’t file it. We are disappointed but we hear. We wanted to help, the august Court says no. Final judicial power means final judicial power. We […]
IMANI and Three Other Think Tanks Take a Stand on Voter Identification [Amicus Brief Application Filed]
______________________________________ Friends, when it became apparent that the Electoral Commission will not shift in its stance against the use of identification documents that have for three decades been used for voter registration purposes by citizens of Ghana, interested parties headed to Court. IMANI is not one of the civil society organisations in Ghana noted for […]
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. […]
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 […]
Petition to President: Plugging huge revenue gaps occasioned by Covid-19: GCNET and West Blue remain your best port revenue assurers.
Covid-19 has erased almost 6% of the country’s expected end-year growth of 7.5% leaving in its trail huge gaps in our finances. The disturbing reports about numerous false starts of the UNI-PASS system reports do not only deal a blow to the enhanced paperless system that propelled an increase in port revenues from GHS 8bn […]