URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT IN GHANA AND CYCLE OF WRONG POLICY PRESCRIPTIONS– IMPROVING ON THE INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIVENESS OF GWCL

The failure of the urban water sector PSP experiment in Ghana through a management contract caused the water utility to be reverted back to public management; the reversion was however akin to a hot coal placed in the hands of the public water utility – Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), as...

Date: March 15, 2014, 6:13 pm
GOV’T MUST RECONSIDER ITS STANCE ON PREPAID WATER METERS …IT WILL NOT ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS OF THE WATER SECTOR

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) deserves to be commended for exhibiting signs ofcommitment towards addressing key challenges for sustainable delivery of quality and universallyaccessible water to urban consumers. However the recent policy indication of the company tointroduce pre-paid meters...

Date: March 15, 2014, 4:37 pm
THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS AS A FUNCTIONAL POLICY TOOL

Not a Ritualistic DecorationThere are two important moments in most parliamentary and presidential democracies which are of special importance to groups formed around special interests. These are presentations of national budgets to parliaments and the presentation also of the State of the Nation...

Date: March 15, 2014, 4:06 pm
MAKE SUBSIDIES PRO POOR - ISODEC

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), which is kicking against the proposed scrapping of subsidies on utilities and fuel, wants Government to restructure subsidies from its current form to ensure it is pro-poor.   The current structure of subsidies on utilities and fuel does not...

Date: June 26, 2013, 3:04 pm
GNECC’S STATEMENT ON TEACHERS’ STRIKE

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition-GNECC wishes to express its concerns over the strike action declared by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), as well as the manner in which this dispute has been handled. As a...

Date: March 22, 2013, 2:13 pm
GHANA IS IN CRISIS – GOVERNMENT MUST SIT UP

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) finds it extremely unacceptable for Volta River Authority (VRA) to foist payment of government debts onto the ordinary Ghanaian. Since the collapse of the nation into the recent “utility crisis” as described by the President of Ghana,...

Date: March 11, 2013, 10:03 am
PRE-BUDGET ANALYSIS AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE 2013 BUDGET STATEMENT AND ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA WITH RESPECT TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN

1.0 Introduction The Institute for Fiscal Policy (IFP) is a Non-Profit and Non-State Institution promoted by the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC). It is devoted to the pursuit of transparent and accountable economic governance through research, training, policy advice and advocacy...

Date: March 5, 2013, 11:19 am
CITIZENS EXPECTATIONS OF THE 2013 GHANA GOVERNMENT BUDGET

MACROECONOMIC OUTLOOK Gross Domestic Product The growth target for 2013 should be pegged on sectors with greatest potential to create jobs and not only in Oil and Gas sector. It is expected that clearly defined policies on addressing the level of unemployment with a...

Date: March 5, 2013, 10:37 am
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