Mr Peter Bismark Kwofie, President of the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), Ghana has appealed to journalists to analyse policies governments and Regional bodies put across to ensure that they do not militate against individual freedoms and innovation.
According to him, journalists should also analyze and question the status quo using the basic public policy and economic tools by identifying policy gaps that had the tendency to benefit cronies at the expense of taxpayers.
One of Ghana’s leading free market think tanks, Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation, ILAPI – Ghana, has been selected among three finalists to compete in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank-Africa competition.
ILAPI which has been very vibrant in pushing for policy innovation in Ghana was selected based on its project it intends to embark on. The think tank plans to initiate a programme that seeks to end the monopolization of sales and export of cocoa beans in Ghana.
Economic diversification and diplomatic cooperation are key in globalisation, especially when a country is vulnerable to international sanctions. Russia has faced lots of sanctions from the US and Europe to limit its intended aggressions.
Cocoa, a cash crop referred to in this article as the golden bean because of its enormous benefits is produced in Eastern, Western, Ashanti and other parts of Ghana. Historically, it is believed that Tetteh Quarshie brought cocoa to Ghana from Fernando Po (in modern day Equatorial Guinea) in the year 1876.
Every business man would be happy to enjoy tax cut on his products to maximize profit. The New Patriotic Party in its 2016 promised to abolish a list of taxes described as “nuisance taxes” crippling the private sector and undermining ease of doing business should they win the election.
Every government is struggling to create jobs. It is the vision of the State to create jobs for its citizens.
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