Category archives for: Editorial

The ECOWAS Currency: the Eco – the Way Forward

When in 2019 the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed to adopt a common currency to be named the ‘ECO’ by 2021, little did they envisage the roadblocks facing it to be as insurmountable as they are now.  The Eurozone experience has shown that common currencies in regional bodies can be unwieldy. […]

The ECOWAS Identity Card

Love it or loathe it, one of the hallmarks of the current NPP administration is its propensity to become a major driver of Ghana’s digital revolution. From healthcare delivery through drone technology to Global Positioning System (GPS) of house identification and street naming, among others, the NPP government stands tall among its peers in Africa […]

The Ghana cedi: the way forward

The Ghana cedi, since the past three months, has been struggling helplessly against the United States dollar and has received an excessive attention from the global economic media and experts in a way never before experienced. The cedi is now described as the worst performing currency in the world. Its free fall of the cedi […]

Urban Sprawl in Africa and its Ramifications

According to the United Nations, Sub-Sahara Africa is regarded as the fastest growing urbanizing region in the world. With an urbanized population of about 472 million as at 2018, it constitutes a growth rate of about 3.6 percent per annum. The effect of Africa’s urban population explosion is the unbridled expansion of towns and cities […]

Environmental Pollution and the Case for Recycling

Human survival is intrinsically linked with environmental pollution and constitute the biggest challenges of the future, as pollution and contamination of natural resources are adversely affecting global livelihood. Environmental pollution is the effect of several conditions, including greenhouse gas emission emanating from industrialization and urbanization; residual chemicals applied in industries and the agricultural sector. Environmental […]

Climate and Global Warming: Impact and Action

Climate change, according to the United Nations, refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. The changes could be caused naturally but since the1800s human activity has been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels as coal, oil and gas. It [climate change] has become a poignant challenge in […]

Social Media: The Way Forward

Social media is a 21st century technological phenomenon that has taken the world by a storm. It refers to a computer and internet-based technology that facilitates communication in several fields of endeavor through virtual networks and communities. It affords users fast electronic communication of content that includes personal information, documents, images like photos and videos. […]

Is Ghana’s return to the IMF necessary?

Within five years of breaking away from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with glee and fun fare, the West African country couldn’t survive its independence. Like a spouse returning to rejoin its partner after a make-up, Ghana reneged on its own promise never to return to its “matrimonial home.” But we dare ask: 17 times […]

Ghana Goes to the IMF

Against the backdrop of denunciations, admonitions and condemnations from some quarters, including the ruling party, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a June 30, 2022 cabinet meeting instructed the minister of finance to begin an engagement process to invite the International Monetary Fund to intervene in restructuring the Ghanaian economy, the government’s statement said on […]

Africa’s antidotes against Putin’s retaliatory measures

Bakeries in Burkina Faso are reported to have shut down owing to scarcity of flour because of the Russo-Ukrainian war. NATO’s standoff to call a bluff to Russia’s threat to cut off the supply of crude oil and gas if payments are not made in Rubles has been rendered ineffective as many NATO member countries […]